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Practo Adds 9000+ New Clinics and Hospitals to Its’ Network

With this new addition across 750+ pin codes, the total number of partner hospitals and clinics in its appointment booking network stands at close to 80,000. More than 94% of new pin codes added were in Tier 2 cities, indicating the company's growing focus and presence beyond metros.

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Practo’s appointment booking business that makes it easy for patients to find and book in-person consultations with doctors, has today announced an addition of 9000+ new clinics and hospitals in the last two years. With this new addition across 750+ pin codes, the total number of partner hospitals and clinics in its appointment booking network stands at close to 80,000. More than 94% of new pin codes added were in Tier 2 cities, indicating the company’s growing focus and presence beyond metros.

In addition to that, Practo has also onboarded 12,000+ new healthcare professionals across specialties to its network. With this Dentistry, Dermatology and General Practice are now the top three specialties with respect to the total number of healthcare professionals.

This Industry-first technology that powers Practo’s appointment booking business ‘Prime’ was introduced in 2018. It aggregates healthcare providers’ appointment inventory enabling real-time online scheduling for patients. In the process, it has helped:

  • Increase in the total value driven* for the provider network by over 30%
  • Increase ease of access to patients by assisting 23% more patients book appointments online
  • Increased no. of appointment booked with premier institutions like Max Super Speciality Hospital, Apollo Hospital, CK Birla Hospital, BLK Super Speciality Hospital, Aster, Motherhood, Fortis, Cloudnine and Manipal Hospital, by 25%

Rowel Coelho, Business Head – Primary Care, Practo said, “In all these years, our north star has remained intact – empower patients to make informed choices. Three key levers to solving this are access, quality and affordability. The fundamental problem of getting access to doctors still exists and hence we continue to expand our core business. We’re now geared to solve for quality at primary care; in a similar fashion we did with secondary care through PCS, maybe with greater ownership. Coming months are going to be very exciting as we foray into ventures that deepen our quality efforts.”

Dr Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Strategy Officer, Practo, “Practo’s journey as a facilitator of changes in India’s healthcare system has been phenomenal. And this expansion in the network is a reflection of the need to further improve and strengthen fundamental healthcare services. While these services have been the building blocks of Practo’s overall business and they continue to grow, we are equally excited to work on more complex problems involving service delivery that enables better quality and help us make all information available to patients transparently. I am very optimistic of what lies ahead and the impact we are going to deliver to a billion+ Indians.”

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