Practo has expanded its scope of services going beyond doctors’ search and included diagnostic centers in its domain as well. Packed with the data of around 4000 diagnostics in 8 cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Nashik and Trivandrum. Practo is all ready to capitalize on this feature and extend to the all 35 cities where it operates.
This feature of Practo is designed to help consumers find the nearest laboratories, on the basis of the test they wish to get done. Further consumers can also check out the quality of the lab, see high resolution images, and confirm whether the lab does home-pickup or not.
“This is the first of our upcoming launches to cover curative, fitness and well segments as we march towards achieving Practo’s promise of being ‘Your Health App’. Diagnostic search will provide tremendous convenience and a much simplified way of finding the right center to get your tests done. Never before have consumers been able to get such detailed information about labs instantly, and wherever they might be – whether exiting a clinic or from the comfort of their home,” said co-founder and CEO Shashank ND.
The function is available through website as well as via its apps.
Founded in 2008 by two graduates from National Institute of Technology Surathkal – Shashank and Abhinav Lal, Practo was part of The Morpheus accelerator and had received a seed funding from Sequoia in 2011. Practo competes with the likes of Lybrate, HelpingDoc, Praxify, AllizHealth and others.
It further raised around $4.6 million from Sequoia Capital in Series A round of funding three years back. Most recently, it raised $30 million (Rs 187 crore) from Sequoia and Matrix Partners.
In April this year, Practo acquired NCR-based FithoWellness, a web and app-based fitness management platform for an undisclosed amount.
Practo is rumoured to be in advanced talks with Google Capital and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner for a funding round estimated at Rs 400 crore.