Flipkart Health+, the digital healthcare marketplace platform from Flipkart, has announced the launch of the dedicated Flipkart Health+ app. The platform will essentially allow customers to get access to medicines and healthcare products and services. Flipkart says the service will serve customers in 20,000 pin codes in India, and they can get “quality and affordable” medicines from independent sellers. It will aim to rival popular platforms like Apollo 247, Tata 1mg, and more. Flipkart had launched Flipkart Health+ in November 2021 after acquiring a major stake in Sastasundar.com.
The company states that the app has been designed and developed with a “user-friendly interface” that will appeal to customers irrespective of their technical proficiency. The platform has over 500 independent vendors with a network of registered pharmacists for verification of prescription prescriptions and accurate dispensing of medicines. The company claims that it has put in place a “quality check and verification protocol” to facilitate the delivery of genuine medicines and healthcare products from independent vendors to the doorstep of the customer. In the coming months, Flipkart Health+ plans to add third party healthcare providers who will provide other value-added health services like teleconsultation and e-diagnostics to the customers.
Flipkart Health+ is available on the Google Play Store and will be made available on iOS “in the future”. It’s free to use; However, it may require mobile and prescription verification to order select drugs.
Speaking more about the development, Prashant Jhaveri, CEO, Flipkart Health+, said in a press note, “Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Indians have witnessed a tremendous shift in favor of wellness and preventive health care and There is more focus on health. Wellness like never before. Through Flipkart Health+, we aim to bridge the critical gap in access to genuine medicines and healthcare products and services across the country, especially in remote parts.