We’re so busy with the materialistic wonders that the world has to offer to us that we often completely ignore that one thing that is truly ours i.e. our body. Qikwell, a Bangalore-based health tech startup seems to have taken things into its own hand and make India a healthier place with healthy people.
In this fast paced world, who has the time to take references from people, wait at long queues outside a clinic and deal with the to and fro pendulum motion from a hospital to a clinic and a clinic to a hospital in case of last minute cancellations. This is where startup like Practo, Ziffi and Qikwell comes to the rescue. These startup makes use of technology to provide its customers with confirmed appointments with good doctors and other healthcare service providers.
Qikwell however claims to be the only guaranteed and assured appointment booking service for doctors in India which helps consumers to be in touch with the doctors and get answers to simple queries that may not warrant on a visit to a clinic.
Using the Qikwell platform, one can search for doctors with required specializations according to their location preferences and book appointments directly with them. The Bangalore based startup makes sure to provide its customers with a hassle free medical experience by making them available with up-to-date information about doctors, their availability and their schedules.
Qikwell currently empanels over 5000 top doctors across all specializations and who practice in top hospitals and private clinics.
Founded by Raghavendra Prasad, a computer science graduate from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, and Krishna Prasad Chitrapura, an IIT-Bombay graduate and ex-Yahoo scientist, Qikwell claims to have a unique solution which clinics and hospital installs to ensure a pleasant patient experience. This includes information on doctors, live information on doctor’s availability, online appointment booking, instant appointment confirmation, delay/or schedule change notifications and fair & transparent queueing system. Qikwell also helps you keep in touch with your doctors – simple queries that may not warrant a visit, can be answered by your doctor.
Started in 2011, with a mission of connecting people who are in need of healthcare with the people who can best provide it, the company is backed by SAIF Partners.
According to the startup, its USP is its technology which lets people to get instantly in touch with the doctors even for getting answers to simple queries that may not require a special visit to a clinic. Qikwell currently provide appointments booking of doctors and other healthcare services in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Delhi, Mangalore and Mysore.
Qikwell is also available as an Android app and interestingly all appointments booked its app are 100% guaranteed or the company claims to give you Rs.1000.
Manipal hospitals, Fortis, BFMC, Saket city, Cloudnine, Narayana Health are the key partners who use Qikwell technology solution.