Online medicine delivery gets a major push during Covid-19

Sale data shows 23% of the orders pertained to infections and infestations and 22% of medicines were associated with cardiac-related issues. 17% of medicines fell in the category of vitamins and nutritional supplements and 15% was linked to diabetes management.

MediBuddy, India’s largest digital healthcare platform, has recorded a surge in medicine orders post-COVID. For the period April to August 2020 the demand for medicines increased significantly. But since India was under lockdown for a majority of this period, people relied on their 24*7 healthcare buddy, a friend, to deliver at home medicines they had ordered online.

MediBuddy recorded maximum medicine orders from Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Gurgaon, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Noida, Patna and Coimbatore.

While the big cities led the medicine orders MediBuddy’s services would and can be availed in 95% of Indian pin codes and at 3500 stores for in-store pickup. The brand has ensured that even small towns like Bishrampur, Manwath get access to healthcare and medicines.

Speaking about this surge in medicine orders, Satish Kannan, Co-founder & CEO, MediBuddy-DocsApp said, “We endeavour to make sure that each individual across the length and breadth of the country gets access to quality healthcare and medicines. MediBuddy aims to be everyones’ healthcare buddy, friend and a one-stop destination to meet all health requirements.”

Further analysis of the medicine orders reveals that 23% of the orders pertained to infections and infestations and 22% of medicines were associated with cardiac-related issues. 17% of medicines fell in the category of vitamins and nutritional supplements and 15% was linked to diabetes management. Besides these areas, medicines were ordered for dermatology, gastrointestinal, blood and hormone-related and pain management. 

MediBuddy is the enterprise world’s digital healthcare platform of choice. It is a partner to several leading enterprise customers in the country and helps millions of users access a wide range of sponsored healthcare services. Accessible both as an online portal as well as a mobile app, MediBuddy gives members unparalleled, real-time access to all their health benefits anytime and from anywhere.

Recently, MediBuddy merged with DocsApp, to create an entity that sits at the pinnacle of the overall healthcare industry. DocsApp is a 24×7 digital healthcare platform that connects patients to specialist doctors through chat, call and video. The mobile and web-based platform offers doctor consultations on the go.

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