The integration goes live in three markets – India, the Philippines and Singapore, and will be available in English
Users can tweet to @AskPracto and they will get responses in real time from verified doctors and experts via the Practo Consult platform.
Practo Consult is a platform that enables consumers to connect with verified, high-quality doctors and get quick, free and authentic answers to their health questions. It receives questions from over 100 cities and solves for one of the most fundamental healthcare problems that India faces – access to qualified medical professionals. It is already available on the web, m-web, Android and iOS platform and starting today will be available via Twitter as well.
The integration goes live in three markets – India, the Philippines and Singapore and will be available in English. It will soon expand to cover more countries and languages.
“The ease of access and simplicity will be disruptive in how people access healthcare information. We’re really delighted to partner with Twitter to bring this solution to our consumers and help millions live healthier, longer lives.” said Shashank ND, Founder & CEO, Practo.
“Twitter’s real-time, public and conversational capabilities help people connect with things that matter, big and small. Our customer service partnerships are designed to improve user experience and access to daily utility such as real-time train schedules, pollution data, and customer care from brands. We are excited about our partnership with Practo as this addresses a fundamental need for users and opens up the benefit of real-time healthcare information access to millions of users in India, Singapore, and the Philippines,” said Ravichandran Bhaskaran, Head of Business Development, India and South Asia, Twitter.
Practo is a healthcare platform that connects millions of patients with hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers around the world. It provides a single platform that helps consumers with all their healthcare requirements – from finding the healthcare provider to booking an appointment, online doctor consultation, getting their tests done and even ordering medicines.
It also makes software products that help healthcare providers ranging from clinics to hospitals digitise and deliver more efficient and higher quality healthcare to millions of patients around the world every day.
In August last year, Practo had raised US$90 million led by Tencent. Prior to that, it had secured US$30 million in Series B funding from Sequoia India and Matrix Partners, bringing the total funds raised till date to US$125 million.
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