10 Dec 2016


Doctor Insta , A Video Medicine Startup Raises $2.5 Mn

Health-tech startup , Doctor Insta which provides healthcare consultation through video conferencing  has received about $ 2.5 Mn from US based venture capital firm RoundGlass Partners . According to reports the funding will be used to for marketing and launching two new concepts - Health ATM and Insta Wall . “We are planning to spend around Rs 20 crore on these two concepts over the next 18 months.” said co-founder and CEO Amit Munjal.

What is Doctor Insta ?

The startup, which was launched in December 2015, was founded by Munjal, who holds an MBA degree from Indiana University-Bloomington. Prashant Jain later joined as co-founder and chief health officer. Jain holds both MBBS and MBA degrees, and previously worked with Accenture, Cisco and Disney.  

Doctor Insta provides app-based voice and video medical consultations for customers looking advice in general medicine and in specialties like physician, pediatrics, psychology, nutrition, gynecology, sexology, among others. The company can, through the use of video and audio, look, listen, and engage with patients, and claims to diagnose and offer treatment in 15-30 minutes. It enables customers to seek consultation from doctors, pediatricians, psychologists and nutritionists for a fee of Rs 400 for a 30-minute online/video/mobile interaction. 

Heath ATM and Insta Wall

A very new and fresh idea of health ATM's brought up by Doctor Insta is a Internet Of Things (IOT) based Health ATM are kiosks that will be placed in malls or corporate parks and will allow customers to just walk in and get a basic check-up done including checking blood pressure, sugar levels and heart rate.  
Insta Wall—targeted at rural India—will use Android tablets for remote consultation sessions with experts at Doctor Insta. Patients will be able to visit the doctors and get a basic consultation. The consultation fee will be around Rs 100-150 in villages and Rs 400-500 in cities. 

Presently Doctor Insta claims to have nearly 1000 consultations a day and hopes to have 250 doctors in its panel available to 5 million users who are expected to be the Doctor insta app users.