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More than 100 leading private hospitals, health-tech startups, technology companies and investors have come together voluntarily to launch a free telemedicine consultation app ‘Swasth’ to help fight the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in India.

The initiative is being led by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, Manipal Group’s Ranjan Pai, iSPIRT’s Sharad Sharma, Apollo Hospital’s Shobhana Kamineni, former Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation executive Nachiket Mor and Accel’s Subrata Mitra, who form the governing council of the non-profit consortium.

Swasth's partners include Manipal Hospitals and Apollo Hospitals, PlexusMD, e-pharma and diagnostics startups Medlife and 1MG, new-age medical and diagnostics chain CareFit, and e-commerce firms Flipkart and Udaan, among others.

The grouping has made available free teleconsultations through a network of over 2,000 certified and trained doctors, which it said was in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to use telemedicine to combat the outbreak.

The Swasth app, has gone live on June 24, will also make available resources for users to find available beds, diagnostic labs and home quarantine aids.

It being launched in three languages - English, Hindi and Gujarati, but will be scaled up to 25 languages soon.

Swasth may charge a nominal fee for its services, which could go into covering operational and salary costs as the initiative gets a more formal structure.

The platform will add more doctors as it scales over the next few months.

Swasth is in the process of being registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, making it a not-for-profit organisation.

To know more, visit the app:

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It' s really a great step forward to take the nation out of the ongoing pandemic. I would like to join and contribute towards making the country and fellow countrymen Shwastha and free from COVID 19 and similar infectious diseases. Lots of regards, Dr.Iris
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