At Practo we’re always looking to simplify healthcare access and help you make better healthcare decisions.
This philosophy is at the core of our products. With Practo Search, we help you find and decide on the right healthcare providers across 200,000 doctors, 10,000 hospitals, 8,000 diagnostics centers and 4000+ wellness and fitness centers. Millions of consumers use Practo Search and we help book over 40M appointments a year.
However, millions of consumers are also looking for more immediate answers to their health questions and concerns but often don’t have the time to visit the doctor. This often leads to them ignoring the issue and over time, a minor concern ends up becoming a major healthcare issue. To solve this, we have Practo Consult, a product that enables consumers to get their health questions answered by qualified, verified doctors on Practo without the need to visit them. This is available for free and our consumers love it with doctors answering questions pouring in from over 100 cities and towns! Practo Consult is truly transforming the way consumers in urban centers as well as India’s hinterland access healthcare.
Today we’re really excited to announce that we’re making this access even simpler by integrating Practo Consult with Twitter. Starting 7th April, World Health Day, you can simply tweet your healthcare questions to @AskPracto and Practo Consult will reply with doctors’ answers to your question. You can of-course, still go ahead and use Practo Consult through our apps and web if you like or have a question that is longer than 140 characters, but if you just want a quick answer, we believe the ease of accessing via Twitter would be transformational in the way it will simplify access for millions of consumers.
This partnership is a first of its kind in the world and we’re really proud to have built it right here in India! We believe it addresses a fundamental need by bringing near real-time access to verified, authentic healthcare information to millions of users.
The integration goes live in English in 3 countries tomorrow on 7th April – World Health Day and will of course expand to cover more countries and languages as we continue to build this out.
We hope that with healthcare access becoming easier than ever, millions of consumers take advantage of this and we can help them live healthier, longer lives.