26th April 2021: The second wave of COVID-19 continues to spread like wildfire in India. With a record spike in the spread of the infection and deaths happening due to the pandemic, the end to the fight against this invisible enemy seems to be nowhere close in sight. Experts have estimated that the second wave of COVID-19, or the massive surge in the number of infections, is likely to see a sharp increase from mid-April until May 2021. Standing by its commitment to supporting the healthcare industry, MediBuddy, India’s largest digital healthcare platform, is strengthening its services and infrastructure to support and contribute its bit to tackle the spike of coronavirus cases in India.
The current situation is alarming, and the virus strain is more severe than ever. Hospitals are overwhelmed, and infected individuals are struggling to locate vacant beds at hospitals. To ease difficulties and aid India in its battle against coronavirus, MediBuddy has enabled a COVID-19 Hospital Bed Availability Checker on their app to locate available beds hassle-free. The feature provides complete details regarding the availability of beds in real-time at nearby hospitals for anybody infected by COVID-19.
Additionally, with the rise in cases, it has become extremely important be able to connect with medical experts on the go and get credible information and diagnosis. To ensure quick access to doctors, MediBuddy has also launched a 24*7 helpline support (08047193456), where coronavirus related consultation is provided free of cost with 30 minutes to all.
The healthcare platform has also made provision for patients to book COVID-19 tests with both - at home and onsite testing options available. They have also launched a Coronavirus Risk Assessment Tool that helps MediBuddy users to assess the level of possibility and risk of them being affected by the virus. MediBuddy has mapped & assisted over 60 lakh health check-ups since the outbreak of COVID-19.
Mr. Satish Kannan, Co-Founder and CEO, MediBuddy says “As India braces to defeat the second wave of infection, we at MediBuddy with our constant endeavors strive to fight and contribute our share to support the healthcare system. In this worrisome situation, we hope to reach and provide accessible high-quality healthcare to individuals and help subside the surge in cases.”
In the year 2020, to address the need of the hour, MediBuddy also launched MediBuddy Gold - a yearly healthcare subscription. MediBuddy Gold allows for unlimited consultations from experienced health specialists and MD doctors via chat, call or video across 18 departments. What is unique about this subscription is that it covers the healthcare needs of the entire family as a single unit. Other benefits of the subscription are that people avail free pick up of lab test samples as part of home sample collection, receive their reports online and even consult with an MD doctor about their test reports for free. Members can order medicines online with free delivery at the doorstep across 20000 pin codes across India.
As India orchestrates the largest vaccination drive in the world, MediBuddy is putting together all hands-on deck to be well- equipped and be at the forefront, to help millions of Indians access COVID-19 Vaccinations.
With over 260 MediClinics deployed across the nation, the digital healthcare platform is a partner to several leading 500 fortune companies in the country and helps millions of Indians access a wide range of sponsored healthcare services. MediBuddy has delivered over 5 lakh COVID-19 tests at onsite facilities & home delivered. Their tech infrastructure allows them to track the locations of its patients, keep records of their details etc. They have also conducted large-scale vaccination drives with some of the largest corporates in the country.
*This story is published by VOH team*
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