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Allahabad, India - June 2, 2018 - Healthcare is one of biggest challenges faced across India with issues ranging from low level of health facilities, high mortality rates due to multifarious diseases. At Panasonic India, we have unlocked the potential of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to offer best of solutions to improve the healthcare standards of India at a grassroot level. JanAid - the technologically enabled healthcare service platform, developed in India, for-India, will be available for citizens of Allahabad and the districts in and around it starting today. The service can be availed through a mobile phone will help create awareness and provide access to affordable healthcare services for people who lack adequate and professional medical care.
The information service platform has been developed by Panasonic's India Innovation Centre and will be available to individuals in the form of an application on their smartphones. Through JanAid, individuals can connect to respective general physicians available on the portal. Besides, consumers can further gain access to nearby hospitals and all round medicinal services via the application.
The application currently provides Doctor Consultation, medicine delivery, Diagnostics and Hospitalisation services, online appointment, second opinion for the consumers and will also include Home care Services, Ambulance/Emergency Services, Medical Equipment Rental among others in the coming months. Currently present in Allahabad and the districts around it, the company is looking to tap 24 cities through this service in its first year.
Consumers will be able to gain access to consultation services from qualified professional medical practitioners, who will provide them with advice and possible solutions to their problems upon hearing their symptoms.
Users furthermore can utilize the application to secure medicinal services at their doorstep, by either uploading a valid prescription or selecting the medicines available on the portal.
This feature can assist user's to book pathology/diagnostics services online by simply selecting tests they need to undertake as suggested by the doctor. After booking the test the diagnostic centre will then schedule an appointment for the consumer/or collect a sample as per their preferred data and time.
This tab will allow the users to scan all the hospitals that are available on the JanAid platform and are present in and around their vicinity and accordingly book an appointment with available specialists for consultation or further treatment or procedures at special discounted rates. Dedicated staff of medical assistance across 8 hospitals in our network will be your guide through the end user's journey to the hospital.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Manish Sharma, President and CEO Panasonic India and South Asia said, "Awareness and availability of affordable and effective healthcare facilities for the masses is one of the biggest challenges in India today. With the assistance of new age digital tools, we are looking at improving access to qualified doctors and essential healthcare services for our citizens. Our JanAid platform serves as a localized care service giver for consumers, and further demonstrates our technological capabilities predicated towards uplifting our corporations vision of building a better life and a better world."
Mr Vijay Wadhwan, Head, Systems and Solution Division, Panasonic India said, "With the continual YoY growth in hospital expenditure and less than 1 doctor per 1000 people in India, there is a dire need for the presence of affordable healthcare services in the country. By providing a holistic network of healthcare services, we believe that our platform can be leveraged to employ better practices in areas with limited awareness and improve healthcare standards in the country."
Panasonic makes available in India & South Asia its wide range of consumer electronics, home appliances like LED & DVD players, Home Theatre Systems, Cameras, Camcorders, Car Audio Systems, Air Conditioners, Washing Machines, Refrigerators, Microwave Ovens, Automatic Cookers, Vacuum Cleaners and an extensive range of system products including communication like Phones, High Definition Videoconferencing, Professional Audio Video products like Broadcast Cameras, Projectors and Displays, Business Solutions including Printers, Whiteboards and Security solutions. The company currently has a workforce of about 13,000 in India & South Asia. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand in India, please visit https://www.panasonic.com/in/
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