August 05, 2009

Log in or dial toll free number to get medical services

Next time there is an emergency and you have to rush to a doctor or are looking for a specialist, don't fret. Either log in at or dial 1-800 1021102 and get all the information you need -- on the doctor, his contact number and address of a hospital - free of charge.

With a database of over 150,000 doctors and over 1,000 hospitals, this initiative aims at making health services more accessible.

Whether you are looking for a particular medical specialist or a doctor in your area, everything is available on the website that was launched two months back. The phone service is an additional feature that will make the services accessible to those who don't have internet access.

Nitin Dhawan, CEO, iMarketing Advantage whose initiative this is, said: "In case somebody is unable to locate a doctor or a specialist in his or her area, they can opt to search for someone within a radius of three kilometres".

Although it is accessible to those in Delhi and Mumbai, the services of the health portal and the toll free number will soon be available in other cities as well.

The plan is to first go to the metros, then to tier one and tier two towns, Dhawan said.

To filter quacks, information on doctors are collected from associations like the Delhi Medical Association (DMA), Delhi Psychiatrist Society (DPS), Delhi Dental Association (DDA) and the like.

In the line of services which will be available soon, are online appointments, personal health record tracking, reminder and alert services to the registered members for routine checkups, tools for health management and health calculators.

"Also on our to-do list in the future is inclusion of spas, fitness and diagnostic centres in our database," Dhawan said.

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