Hassle-free doctor consultation
11-07-2016 07:24 AM
Save on Medicals (SoM) is an online healthcare aggregator that provides solution to customers’ 360 degrees’ requirements on medical front in a transparent way.
It was incorporated in June 2015 in Gurgaon, by Ajay Gandotra and Nishi Gandotra, with an execution of an idea that fulfilled hassle-free advices from reputed doctors for patients saving their time and efforts, along with provision of medical benefits ranging from consultation to complete treatment including purchase of medicines, devices and hospitalisation.
They provide facility to have a video consultation between the patient and the doctor. “Doctor on call through video consultation is a concept that SaveOnMedicals.com has brought for the benefit of all those who seek expert medical advice from the comfort of their homes.
Our special focus is on issues requiring confidentiality like psychological issues, sexual disorders or fertility related problems,” informed co-founder Ajay Gandotra.
“Doctor on call would be available in "instant / on-demand" route or scheduled appointment route, depending upon one's preference,” he added.
So, how does the consultation and fees parameter work?
Ajay explained, “We are quite transparent as far as fee parameters are concerned and all the details are mentioned on the website. For example, the patient who is interested in having video consultation can go to the website and choose the doctor themselves, where the consultation fee is mentioned on it.
“The doctors have fixed their own fee for online consultation (which is 90 per cent of the cases is either at par with their offline fee or lesser). The customer has to pay online before booking an appointment. Some doctors are giving free consultation also for limited period,” he added.
The portal has a PAN India reach and patients sitting in South can also avail their services. “As we are based out of Gurgaon and are in a nascent stage, we do not have registrations from South India at the moment. However, our platform is open for doctors in South as well and they can register themselves on our website/app anytime,” said Ajay.
“For next one year, we shall be focusing on the Northern regions. After that, we will focus on South India expansion too, as we receive many queries from patients based out of South,” he said.
Originally Published at thehansindia.com