Coronavirus Pandemic: Healthcare Startup Aayu is solving India’s ailing health sector

As the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, Indian startup Aayu is solving the country’s biggest looming crisis – The healthcare sector.

With its integrated healthcare ecosystem, Aayu (by MedCords) is helping thousands of Indian patients consult with qualified doctors and order necessary medicines, irrespective of their geographical limitations.The startup’s integrated healthcare solution is being extraordinarily helpful for dependents such as elderly and people with disabilities whose movement is restricted during the government-imposed lockdown.

“The Covid-19 pandemic is indeed a testing time for the country. The ban on public transport due to lockdown has restricted common people from accessing medical help. The pandemic has also led to the shortage of doctors in the rural areas & small towns, adding to the woes of crores of Indians. Our integrated solution through our two apps – Aayu & Sehat Sathi, is an endeavour to bridge this gap and bring an effective healthcare ecosystem for every citizen of Bharat, on their fingertips” says Shreyans Mehta, Co-founder and CEO of Medcords.

End-to-end solution provided by the MedCords has prompted Kota District Administration to partner with the company to upgrade Kota’s healthcare system.

“Our apps – Aayu & Sehat Saathi, have made quality healthcare accessible for everyone, on their fingertips. Our apps and helpline number can be used in Hindi & English, making it easy for Indians to use it”, says Mehta.

The startup aims at redressing disparity between accessibility to quality healthcare in urban and rural India. Using ‘Aayu’, customers can consult specialist doctors, secure their medical history quickly and order medicines from their nearby medical stores from anywhere across the country. The app also has a built-in comprehensive coronavirus guide for users to clear their myths and check their symptoms. Both the apps are available on Google play store.  A person who is not a smartphone user can call 7816811111 to receive consultations from doctors from anywhere in India.

For now, the company is extensively focusing on helping India to tackle the coronavirus crisis using technology.

“Each and every person of the country must have access to the right information, qualified doctors and complete closure to their problem. And that’s what we at Medcords provide”, says Nikhil Baheti, Co-founder of Medcords.

MedCords, the company behind Aayu & Sehat Saathi app, was founded in 2017 by Shreyans Mehta, Nikhil Baheti and Saida Dhanavath and is backed by leading investors like InfoEdge, WaterBridge Ventures, Astarc Ventures amongst others.


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