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Indian startup helps 300m patients find doctors online

Tencent-backed Practo saw telemedicine requests spike sixfold during lockdown

The Indian health tech startup Practo Technologies connects over 100,000 doctors with 300 million users, and plans to add many more, (Website screenshot)

MUMBAI -- Armed with $32 million in funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian health tech startup Practo Technologies is aiming to build an integrated platform that would not just connect doctors and patients online but also assist in preventive health care.

The platform already connects over 100,000 doctors with 300 million users in over 200 cities and has helped patients seek consultation online during one of the world's largest lockdowns since March. The startup is also preparing to take on board an additional 200 million users over the next few years.

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