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Vakrangee ties up with vHealth by Aetna to deliver real-time telemedicine services in remote parts of India

Together vHealth by Aetna and Vakrangee want to transform and revolutionise the way health care is delivered in rural India.

ET Bureau|
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2020, 10.14 AM IST
vHealth by Aetna is helping Vakrangee on its mission of financial and social inclusion.
Vakrangee Limited (VL) has tied up with vHealth by Aetna, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Aetna Inc, a CVS Health Company (Fortune 8 enterprise), to offer a combination of telemedicine services and privileged access to its nationwide network of hospitals and clinics. vHealth by Aetna is one of India’s most innovative preventative and digital primary care service providers. vHealth brings a strong focus on clinical excellence, leveraging digital technology and a comprehensive network of healthcare partners to offer health check-ups, blood tests, pharmacy services, dental, home health care etc, effectively bringing access to quality care into local communities, homes and offices.

Dinesh Nandwana, MD and Group CEO, Vakrangee Ltd, said, “We are happy to partner with vHealth to offer our customers professional telemedicine services in under-served rural locations in a very cost-effective manner. vHealth by Aetna is helping Vakrangee on its mission of financial and social inclusion. Together, we’re set to transform and revolutionise the way health care is delivered in rural India.”

Digital healthcare services
Vakrangee is a leading company focused on building India’s largest network of last-mile retail out-lets to deliver real-time services to its customers in the most remote and hitherto unserved/under-served parts of the country.

This partnership will help Aetna to expand their reach well beyond urban centres and into the most rural parts of India where primary healthcare plays an important role in the development and growth of these regions. The vHealth service through Vakrangee Kendra is set to give patients in rural locations a very different experience when they see a doctor, have their concerns listened to and do a virtual consultation. The company will also be able to arrange home blood tests and doorstep delivery of medicines through vHealth’s partner net-work. Customers will also be able to get privileged and discounted access to a large network of physical clinics and hospitals.

Vakrangee’s growth plan
Vakrangee is continuously expanding its bouquet of services at its exclusive Nextgen Vakrangee Kendras making them into a one-stop shop for all the requirements of customers.

Vakrangee Kendra acts as a ‘one-stop shop’ for availing various services and products. Vakrangee currently has over 10,000 Nextgen Vakrangee Kendras across 30 states and union territories, over 500 districts and over 6,150 postal codes. More than 70 per cent of these outlets are in tier-5 and 6 towns. Vakrangee is focussed on its planned target of 25,000 outlets by FY 2019-20 and 3,00,000 Nextgen Vakrangee Kendra outlets by FY 2024-25.

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