'Knock A Doc' providing healthcare at doorstep in Tripura

The app-based service has already received good response from the people in Agartala in its first year of journey

If you are living in Tripura and looking for healthcare services at home then 'Knock A Doc' is the one-stop solution for you.
An App-based startup initiative in Tripura, 'Knock A Doc' has come up with this unique idea of providing medical facilities to the people at their doorstep.
A request through the App or call centre will connect you with the service provider and enable you to get healthcare at home. Even hospitalisation, if needed, can be taken care of. Yes, you read it right. The app-based service has already received good response from the people of Agartala in its first year of journey, according to an official engaged with the startup.
Homagni Roy Chowdhury, Director (operations) of the organization, said the service is now available in Agartala Municipal Corporation area.
"We are contemplating a plan to expand our service area across the state as well as a target has now been set to work for the school students," Roy Chowdhury told Fit Northeast.
If anyone places a request through the app or call centre, a team of doctor and nurse visits his/ her residence and provide necessary service with a minimal charge.
"We are contemplating a plan to expand our service area across the state as well as a target has now been set to work for the school students," Roy Chowdhury told Fit Northeast.
"The nurse first visits the patient's home and conducts six medical tests including blood sugar test. Based on the tests and medical history of the patient, the doctor then prescribes medicines and puts necessary suggestions," he said, adding that the starting charge for the service is only Rs. 699 and it is available from 8 am to 8 pm.
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Lieutenant Colonel (retd.) Malay Shankar Paul and his brother Parag Pal, son of the soil now residing outside the state, initiated this service to serve the people of Tripura. Now they have expanded this service even in Bhopal.
Roy Choudhury said around 1500 people in Agartala and its adjacent areas are now availing this service.
In coming days IOT (Internet of things) based healthcare system and devices are going to be introduced along with health insurance and other medical consumables online.
The start-up recently held a programme at Muktadhara Auditorium in Agartala where many renowned doctors- Dr.Jayanta Ray, Dr. Tarun Guha, Dr.Abhijit Dutta and Dr.Kanak Chowdhuri were present.
Dr. Ray said, "Knock A Doc" is the bridge to establish the faith among the patients and doctors while Dr. Guha opined that the service is functioning as a catalyst to revive the long lost House physician culture in households of this small hilly state. Dr. Datta said that he is overwhelmed by this innovative idea of 'Knock A Doc' which he believes shall elevate the state's health system to a new height.
Dr. Chaudhuri said that in post-covid scenario such attempts are needed not only in Agartala but in the remotest corners of the state.



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