The chronic disease cases have been growing in India due to the modern lifestyles and changing food habits. Medapp – a healthcare service provider united around a mission of touching lives, changing lives and saving lives, is set to change the way people manage health on a day-to-day basis.
The company has already touched millions of lives by providing patient support and disease management programs across 30 cities in India, at patients’ doorstep, diagnosing and helping people manage chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes and COPD.
Incepted in 2015, the company ventured into health services by connecting patients with the existing healthcare system. After holding regular medical camps in multiple cities across India to spread awareness about the importance of ongoing disease management, the founder-Niranjan Swamy soon realized that the problem of healthcare in India was much bigger.
“We realized that many people are not aware of the illnesses that they are living with,” said Niranjan Swamy, CEO at Medapp, who has more than 12 years of experience in building healthcare teams.
The Medapp team set out to create a powerful social impact by making healthcare easily accessible to the masses, particularly across Tier-3 and Tier-4 cities after realizing that the people need a balance of accessibility, affordability and convenience.
With renowned physician Dr Shiraz Nisar as the Chief Medical Officer, Director and mentor, the Board of Directors at Medapp is an interdisciplinary group of specialists.
Dr Nisar is a former Chairman of Department of Medicine at Ahuja Medical Center and Co-Chairman of High-Reliability Medicine in Sepsis at the University Hospitals, USA.
Dr Vinod Singh, a former founder & consultant at Hospitech Healthcare Consulting is serving as the Chief Operations Officer. On the other hand, Nabeel Ahmed, a global achiever foundation ‘Young Achievers Award’ winner, takes care of marketing as the Chief Marketing Officer. Krishna Raghavan, a serial entrepreneur is serving as the director of the company.
Healthcare-based CSR and commercial activities for leading pharmaceutical companies in India are organized by the company. The activities includes health campaigns, onsite health services (onsite injections), patient support, disease management, primary and secondary health care services, bringing awareness amongst school-children, teachers and Aanganwadi workers across villages.
Around 60-70 camps are organized every month, each screening 300-400 patients for diabetes, asthma and COPD. “It’s ironic that we are living in the capital of diseases, and we still do not have a leader in disease management”, said Ahmed.
Collaborating with doctors, Medapp also handles commercial activities for pharmaceutical companies so that expensive medicines like drug shots are delivered and administered to patients by registered nurses at the site of their convenience.
Medapp aspires to provide primary and secondary healthcare to patients at their doorstep, as a part of their mission through services like physiotherapy, blood sample collection, ECG tests with instant report by cardiologists and nurse services on an hourly basis for preventive as well as post-surgery care.