After catering to customers in Delhi and NCR region, HealthKartPlus, an online pharmacy network and medicine application, has recently expanded its drug delivery services in Bengaluru region with plans to expand in other cities as well. The company will be introducing the service to other metro cities in phases.
HealthKartPlus is a platform that connects local pharmacies directly to consumers and also provides customers with value added information about their medicines.
On the launch of the service in the city, Prashant Tandon, Founder Healthkart, said “HealthKartPlus has received extremely good reviews in Delhi/NCR for its service and utility as a pocket chemist app. This is a one of a kind service in India and Bengaluru, being the technology hub of the country, is the obvious choice for our second location.”
The service also keeps consumers informed on how their medicine works, explains the side effects, interaction with other drugs and potential contraindications – besides giving information on more economical substitutes available for that particular medicine.
HealthKartPlus was launched in September 2012 as a free service by Healthkart. It functioned as a search engine for prescribed drugs and earlier this year it also started selling prescription drugs. The service currently has a database of over 1 lakh medicines which includes most of the brands available in India as well as their cost effective substitutes.
HealthKart is also working on expanding its offline presence, in July it launched its second offline store in Chandigarh, and has an offline presence in Delhi too. Earlier this year it had closed its Series B funding round led by Intel Capital and Sequoia.
The service is also available on Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms.
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