In this age where every second person is an NRI, is the concern for blood relations weakening with increasing physical distances? The answer is NO!
Do you know that in India, where over 100 million people are aged above 60, 85% of elderly are financially supported by their children? Yet, providing proper health care for elderly parents residing in a different country has become a painful responsibility because of the distress and tensions it brings on. Healthcare for elderly parents is one reason that robs off the peace of mind of each and every individual.
But thanks to UberHealth, an innovative idea of similarly placed technocrats, this worry is well taken care of. UberHealth comes to the rescue of the dutiful true- hearted ones in taking care of the health of their parents.
Ishan Jha and Ajaypal Singh were also two of those many NRIs who were situated for work in distant lands away from India and parents. Many a times it happened that either they or their friends had to face difficult situations when their parents were in ill health. Besides distance, work pressures and other expenses also prove to be onerous barriers.
Consequently, Ishan Jha and Ajaypal Singh along with Kamal Aggarwal founded UberHealth, solving the need for them to create value and make a difference to India’s growing elderly healthcare services sector. The three B.Tech graduates from NIT Jalandhar launched UberHealth on 25th April, 2014. It has a board of advisors consisting of Dr.R.K Jha, professor of Medicine at RIMS, Ranchi, Dr. S K Chaturvedi, retired Addl. Deputy Director General of Health Service and Dr. Hari Thrivikramji the founder of Hari Group.
UberHealth is a cloud and mobile-based platform offering customized preventive health care packages. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Elderly healthcare services sector in India is unorganized, fragmented with limited digital connectivity. UberHealth caters to this need for an online plus offline platform to enable NRIs to easily purchase, manage and track healthcare services for their parents. UberHealth enables you to manage all aspects of elderly healthcare with its data driven customization for each user.
The person just has to sign in for parents and UberHealth takes care of everything from scheduling appointments including the logistics, which makes it very convenient.
- Finding right doctors
- Booking appointments
- Picking up from home
- Hassle free visits to doctors
- Posting reports and notes online
- Second consultation
- Dropping back home
- Maintaining records
- Regular check-ups
The plan starts from $30 per visit and the average yearly charges will be between $200-$500 including all the services and service charges.
UberHealth is currently based in Delhi and is soon going to expand to Hyderabad and Jhalandhar. It has already partnered with some of the best service providers such as Apollo Hospitals, Dr. Lal Path Labs, Fortis Healthcare, etc. and has also tied up with TaxiPixi to offer pick and drop services to customers which lets one book a cab in less than 15 seconds!
Also, UberHealth recently celebrated Parents Health Week starting with Mother’s day on 11th of May which mainly focused on educating the elderly and their children about preventive health care. It emphasised on various measures to be taken to prevent and cure ailments that are common among the aged.
“The most beautiful thing in this world is to see your parents smiling and knowing that you are the reason behind that smile”