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Surgerica, India's First Health Care Service Delivery System

By SiliconIndia  |   Monday, 12 August 2013, 03:38 Hrs
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Bangalore: ‘Surgerica’,  a Kolkata based Health Care Service Delivery System, has a focused  motive to globalize health care services and  create an environment with all information on board, to solve health related queries. This startup ideas were initiated by Amit Bhagat to help people identify genuine healthcare and surgery procedures available for them, reports ZDNet



“It all started when with a hellish experience when I was doing some research to find the best cardiac hospital for my father's CABG (coronary artery bypass surgery)," said Amit Bhagat, founder of Surgerica.



Healthcare service has always been difficult to choose, as there are no reliable sites for comparison of medical service. This sector also lacks in transparency, making it difficult for consumers to choose a particular health service.



The Surgerica website provides video consultation to consumers, platform to compare prices relating to treatment and medical procedures. Here the consumers can post their views and queries on the site, which is answered by medical practitioners from all around the world. The portal offers medical records to consumers and is also free to choose hospitals and networks. The startup has partnered with leading hospitals like Apollo, Naryana Hrudayalaya, Fortis and Manipal Hospital.      



According to Bhagat, the sites primary target is consumers who are looking to consult doctors online and looking for treatment. Patient’s queries are regularly followed and the site also provides information on hospitals in Singapore and Thailand. Content is shared through social networking sites to reach customers and it also has plans to soon launch a mobile app. The startup currently has over 350 medical facilities and intends to add 15 centers every consecutive week.



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