November 27, 2009

Lifeclinic plans Any Time Health check-up stations

Lifeclinic International Inc, a US-based manufacturer of blood-pressure monitors and health stations, is in talks with a wellness provider to establish ATHs (any time health check-up centres) across the country.

“Talks are on in an advanced stage. The company plans to pilot ATHs in Andhra Pradesh with 100 installations in four months, before scaling up them to other States,” Mr James R. Evans, Chief Financial Officer of Lifeclinic, said.

The company was also in talks with non-governmental organisations to install these machines in rural areas from where the results could be transmitted to the specialist doctors for advice.

Priced in the range of Rs 1.72 lakh to Rs 12 lakhs, the machines provide quick details of weight, blood-pressure, heart rate, body mass index and blood oxygen.

Addressing a press conference here on Monday, he said the company hopes to sell 1,100 monitors in 2010. “We have registered 100 installations so far. We are in talks with pharmacy chains, hospitals and doctors to sell the machines,” he said.

“They can conduct 24 tests in five minutes, offering convenience to both patients and doctors,” Mr T. Venkateswhar Goud, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lifeclinc India, said.

He said these machines could add value to services at retail chains, banks and petrol pumps. “State Bank of Hyderabad branch at Zaheerabad (Medak district) has taken one machine on lease and found the response very encouraging,” he added.

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