Lybrate an online healthcare platform is broadening base by taking on lab testing facilities alongside, providing online doctor consultation to clients. Lybrate is a tiger global backed company.
Lybrate, that currently facilitates online consultation with doctors, has tied up with leading diagnostic care service providers to offer lab testing facilities to its consumers
“Lybrate is aiming to take convenience in healthcare delivery to a new level with the launch of the new product. Integrated into online doctor consultation experience, the product equips users to book and get sample pick up from the location and time that best suit them, and proceed with the consultation process upon reports being automatically shared with them and their doctor,” says a company statement.
Lybrate claiming to offer an extraordinaire online offline marketplace is currently covering 2,500 tests online; and is present in the 3 prominent metropolitan hubs of Delhi, Mumbai and Bangaluru. 2 more cities are likely to be included in the coming months
“We came across the ‘offline’ gap in online doctor consultation that lab tests created, which broke the cycle of consultation. Medical experts suggest that over 75% consultations require medical tests and because they involve either visiting a lab or making an extra effort to search a lab and book a test online, 70% people tend to ignore it, exposing their health to grave risk. In a strategic business decision, we decided to include lab tests on our platform to enable users to take up recommended tests,” Saurabh Arora, Founder and CEO, Lybrate.
A healthtech application offering free doctor patient interaction, paid chats with specialists, audio video conferencing facility and regular health inputs on more than 400 topics, lybrate calls itself as one of the major upper ring health care application of the country. 3 million applications have been launched since its inception in 2015 reports Business Standard.
Its justification to being one of the top applications is based on the claim that it has 100,000 doctors on board, having a presence in 80 cities;monthly interaction with 5 million people, 60 percent coming in from metro cities. Though it admits to the fact that 10% of the consultations are paid for. To get access to a wider community liberate plans to offer services in local languages as well.