Singapore based startup, RingMD that enables patients and medical professionals of their choice to be easily connected for online video consultations, signed an MOU with Digital India to reach more patients in rural India.
As a telemedicine app, RingMD provides clinical health care at a distance. It helps eliminate distance barriers and can improve access to medical services that is not consistently available for distant rural Indian communities, patients needing chronic medical care, and busy professionals.
“This is a great validation for our platform and we are excited to support Digital India’s ambitious plan. With this MOU, we will soon connect over 883 million rural Indians to quality and affordable RingMD has been expanding aggressively around Asia and India is one of its leading growth centres. India is a rapidly developing nation, whose nascent infrastructure cannot keep up with its billion population’s healthcare needs. With only 7 doctors per 10,000 Indians, there just aren’t enough doctors to see all patients, who may have travelled for days to the clinics,” said Justin Fulcher, CEO and Founder of RingMD.
It is a three-step process for patients to connect with doctors; Select a Doctor and schedule an appointment, receive medical advice – the doctor confirms appointment and perform online consultation via phone/video call over RingMD’s platform, pay securely – via credit cards or local options to pay at the service center.