By Madhup. Chandigarh, 22nd Nov: India’s first e-super specialty medical consultation MediAngels will now bring the super specialist to the patient’s living room. The world’s top 350 super specialists from 20 countries and 90 super specialised medical disciplines come together on the MediAngels’ e-healthcare platform for a fee ranging from Rs 250 to Rs. 5000. Started by two super-specialists themselves, Dr. Arbinder Singal (born in Barnala, Punjab and formerly with AIIMS, New Delhi) and Dr. Debraj Shome, MediAngels provides comprehensive multi super-specialty services such as consultations, blood tests and electronic medical records to patients from the comfort of their homes and at a time convenient to them.
With unprecedented rise in cancer cases in India, MediAngels has put together the largest panel of cancer super specialists in the country recently. Dedicated panel of 50 Cancer Specialists makes sure the latest and the best cancer treatment protocol is provided to the patient. MediAngels started as an outcome of Dr. Debraj Shome and Dr. Arbinder Singal’s personal experiences in complicated health situations. While Dr. Shome and Dr. Singal had the contacts in medical community and the know-how to take a second opinion to save their family members, a common man may not have this facility and that triggered the concept of MediAngels.
Co-Founder & Director of MediAngels, Dr. Arbinder Singal said, “Many times when patients are faced with difficult health situations or surgeries, they want to know if there is some other option available. Having worked in USA and UK and the best hospitals in India, we realised how technology can save lives and MediAngels aims to make the right doctor & right advice available through technology. From pregnant women with unborn child having kidney issues to elderly gentleman in Saharanpur with Lung Cancer, we have been a part of many life changing stories since we have started MediAngels. Considering that in India, 90% of the specialist doctors in 10% of India’s geography, it makes sense to use technology to make doctors better accessible.”
MediAngels super specialist panel comprises doctors from top healthcare institutions around the world. This includes Stanford University, Harvard University Hospital, John Hopkins (USA), Fortis and Apollo Hospitals (India), National University Hospital (Singapore) and Bumrungrad Hospital (Bangkok). The most commonly sought super specialties by patients visiting MediAngels are Cancer Surgery, Cancer Medicine, Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Nephrology, Cardiology, Urogynaecology, Infertility treatment, Cosmetic Dermatology, Rheumatology, Bariatric surgery, Pulmonology, Paediatric Oncology, Paediatric Urology, Paediatric surgery, Paediatric Nephrology, Paediatric Neuro-Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Rheumatology to name a few.
“While taking a consult, the consumer can select a doctor, look through his detailed accreditations, upload all his reports, scans etc. and seek a consult. This may be especially useful for senior citizens and patients with disease conditions restricting mobility. MediAngels team works 24×7 with doctors who see records and send it onwards to specialists in major hospitals and even outside India” he adds.