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  • Bringing relief to patients seeking doctors’ visit amidst a pandemic, telemedicine startups are not only offering easy online consultations, but also filling the affordability and accessibility gap of the healthcare industry in India.

    As demand for home delivery spikes, consumer internet firms are beefing up hygiene and safety measures for delivery agents and consumers.

    Behind this massive growth in ehealthcare is growth in healthcare expenditure over the next five years, which, RedSeer says, will touch $353 billion, from $135 billion today.

    The government has been working on draft regulation now, till the final regulation comes out and it has been more than one year since the draft came out.

    These online ordering and delivery platforms have temporarily suspended the COD payment option to minimize the risk of spreading of coronavirus infection and to ensure the practice of social distancing.

    Shocking videos of coronavirus patients lying next to corpses in overrun hospitals and ambulances with critically-ill driving around in search of hospital beds have conferred fresh impetus to the task of rescuing Indian health care.

    In August, Medlife appointed former Myntra CEO Ananth Narayanan as CEO and cofounder, with a mandate to head day-to-day operations, raise funds and oversee mergers and acquisitions at the firm.

    Firms seek better definition of ‘sensitive’ health data and guidelines for anonymised data in the Personal Data Protection Bill. The clause on ‘fair and responsible processing’ of data in the Bill also needs to be clarified and cannot be left open to interpretation.

    Over 50% of all debit and credit card transactions — both at point-of-sale machines used by local stores and online checkouts at merchant sites — in the two weeks of the shutdown were for food and grocery-related purchases, up from 12% prior to the announcement. The surge in payment volumes is in line with demand experienced by aggregators as well as a push from their side to avoid accepting cash.

    Innov8 recently launched its operations in Navi Mumbai and has sizeable number of startups and SMEs working from its facilities. The coworking startup realized that these companies don’t need 100-150 seater cabins, hence it decided to opt for 4-6 seater cabins there which was different from other places.

    As the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 continues to rise in India, telemedicine or online consultation has become the first point of contact for many who suspect they’ve contracted the disease. Companies such as Practo, 1mg, Medlife, mFine and a few others are reporting a several-fold increase in online consultations for a flu or fever-related ailments.

    The conversations between Reliance and Netmeds, which had also held talks with Walmart-owned Flipkart, had been going on before the coronavirus lockdown, sources said.

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