Leading integrated healthcare company Practo plans to facilitate Rs 1,000 crore worth of healthcare financing in the country, over the next three years, according to a recent statement shared by the company. The company's healthcare financing options such a patient loans and its partnership with insurance companies are being said to make the process affordable and convenient for patients. Practo plans to expand its services across tier-2 and tier-3 cities to make quality healthcare accessible to more people in the country.
Practo also entered the surgery segment in India and unveiled more than 50 Practo Care Surgery Experience Centers in six major cities including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi-NCR. Practo stays in partnership with a network of clinics, doctors, and hospitals as it enetres the secondary care segment.
The company is building an omnichannel healthcare ecosystem for secondary care procedures, that will enable users to seamlessly cross over between digital and physical, as well as out-patient to in-patient environments, according to its statement.
Over the past three months, Practo Care Surgeries facilitated consultations with more than 5,000 patients for secondary surgeries and onboarded over 200 surgeons in its partner network.
Presently, Practo Care Surgeries is helping more than 50 surgical procedures across three specialties - General Surgery, ENT, as well as Urology, in six cities. The company plans to expand its network to more than 30 cities, launch over 300 centers, and add more specialties such as Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Orthopedic. By the end of next year, it seeks to and onboard over a hundred surgeons.
“An integrated approach to care delivery is key to better patient experiences and outcomes. So far, we've been helping patients connect with doctors, both digitally and in person. This launch is a natural next step to address the need and demand for a seamless, convenient, and end-to-end delivery experience in secondary care,'' said Mr Shashank ND, Co-founder, and CEO, Practo.
''With Practo Care Surgeries, we have an opportunity to strengthen the fabric of India's secondary healthcare delivery. This would also mean continuity of care between primary and secondary healthcare, helping us truly put patients at the center of care,'' he added.