Indian well being tech startup MediBuddy acquires telehealth platform Clinix

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Well being tech startup MediBuddy has acquired Clinix, a telehealth platform targeted on offering on-line well being companies in rural India, for an undisclosed sum.

Based in 2020, Clinix has an Android cellular app for reserving on-line physician consultations. Its community covers 20 tier 3 and 4 cities the place it has additionally arrange kiosks that help sufferers in accessing on-line consultations.


In accordance with a media launch, MediBuddy’s acquisition of Clinix will assist it to scale its operations additional and broaden its protection in underserved areas of India.

Clinix’s community provides to MediBuddy’s present community of over 90,000 medical doctors, 7,000 hospitals, 3,000 diagnostic centres, and a pair of,500 pharmacies. Its built-in well being ecosystem affords laboratory check reserving, on-line physician consultations, and medication supply. Furthermore, its companies are delivered in 16 Indian languages to allow seamless entry for sufferers in lower-tier cities.


India is coping with a scarcity of medical professionals as demonstrated by a below-average doctor-population ratio of 1:1,456 (as in comparison with the World Well being Group normal of 1:1,000). It has even a decrease ratio in rural areas given a skewed distribution of medical doctors working in city and rural areas.

“MediBuddy’s superior know-how and in depth community will go a great distance in serving to us cowl a wider vary of inhabitants and bridge the urban-rural divide when it comes to high quality healthcare options,” stated Clinix CEO and co-founder Aravind Dhulipala.


This acquisition follows a Sequence C funding spherical in February the place MediBuddy raised $125 million to construct out its knowledge science capabilities and fund its medical analysis. 

Fellow Indian well being tech firm, Pristyn Care, additionally made a latest acquisition. In June, it purchased the cellular well being platform Lybrate as a part of its enlargement into major care. Since 2018, Pristyn Care has been offering secondary care surgical procedures by way of its community of in-house speciality surgeons and hospitals in additional than 40 cities in India.


“Clinix has a large presence within the rural areas and with our community and infra-tech help, we purpose to additional broaden our attain and companies and obtain our aim of protecting a big part of the inhabitants, who’ve restricted entry to high quality healthcare options,” MediBuddy CEO and co-founder Satish Kannan commented.

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