Within a month of securing additional $90 million in Series C funding led by Google Capital, the Bangalore-based health-tech startup Practo Technologies has formally began operating in the Philippines.
The Philippines’ Practo team has 14-members team as of now and the startup will offer its doctors’ search engine for free. It will also begin selling its proprietary cloud-based health-care management solution ‘Practo Ray’ in Philippines market.
The Saas (software-as-a-service) baded startup said in a statement on August 20 that the Practo search engine allows consumers to search through over 11,000 doctors across all 17 cities in the Philippines’ Greater Manila area, which is over 70 percent of all doctors in this location.
Practo verifies and lists doctors for free and does not charge consumers or doctors to find, book and receive appointments.
The company would generate revenue from its flagship product Practo Ray, which would be sold on an annual subscription basis at $47.15 a month. According to Practo, the solution manages a doctor’s schedule, billing and inventory. “It also creates digital health-care records and prescriptions so consumers always have their health-care history available to them right inside the app.”
Apart from India and now Philippines, Practo also offers its services in Singapore.
The company didn’t say if it would also launch Practo Reach in the Philippines, a sponsored listing service for hospitals and clinics and reportedly accounts for about 40 percent of the company’s revenues in India. The company said it would undertake expansion in the next three to six months to completely cover Cebu, Cavite and Batangas.