It is a well known fact in Pakistan that the healthcare system in the country needs improvement. Although, the Government is making efforts to develop the Health sector. But the progress is unfortunately is not up the mark. Due to which many people have to suffer because of low availability of doctors, late appointments and lack of medical facilities. To resolve these issues, many startups in Pakistan have taken steps to play their part in improving. myZindagi is one of them.
myZindagi aims to become the top healthcare platform in Pakistan. It has a listing of large number of doctors from 40 cities in Pakistan. Its goal is to improve the patients’ experience. Keeping in mind, the problems faced by a patient in Pakistan, they are offering:
- Live Video Consultation (Subject to the availability of any related Doctor)
- Finding Hospitals,Doctors and Booking appointments
- Online Question & Answer Forum
- Delivery of Medicines
- Lab Test Results on Smartphone
Live Video Consultation
myZindagi can connect you to any available doctor on a video call. Usually you have to wait for even hours for a 15 minutes consultation at a clinic or hospital for a doctor. This platform saves your time and instantly gets a doctor on video call. For any urgency, this feature can prove to be a life saver.
Finding Hospitals, Doctors and Booking appointments
We usually ask from our friends and relatives for good doctors and hospitals with excellent facilities for a particular health problem. Sometimes, even if we get to know about a particular doctor, we are not sure about their availability timings at the clinic or hospital. myZindagi allows you to search the hospitals and specialist doctors. It gives you their availability timings. Further, you can book an appointment immediately.
Online Question & Answer Forum
You can seek advice from many available doctors online from the myZindagi forum. Moreover, you can also see the advice given to the other people who have posted their problems on the forum. The Doctors on the forum are registered and verified. Hence, myZindagi assures that all the answers are given by the qualified and specialist doctors.
Delivery of Medicines
One of the biggest problem that many people face is the unavailability of Medicines on medical stores. In urgency, you have to rush on different medical stores in order to get the required medicine prescribed by the doctor. Through the application, you are given an option if you are willing to get the medicine getting delivered at your doorstep. This service is offered with the help of its partners, “Servaid Pharmacy”.
Lab Test Results on Smartphone
With the collaboration of Chughtai Labs, you can get your lab test results on your smartphone app. If you want to get blood tests done, a representative from Chughtai Lab will collect the sample from your place. As soon as the results are ready, you will be notified on your app profile and can see your test results.
myZindagi bags Best Startup Award
myZindagi won the award for the best startup out of 160 startups at The LaunchPad10 Lahore Chapter. It was organised by Plan9-Tech Incubator Pakistan Information Technology Board. Umar Saif-Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board presented the award to Mr. Talha Bhatti, (Product Manager) of myZindagi. Along with this, they have also been awarded 100k PKR prize money.
In a Nutshell
With the slogan of “Mera Doctor, Mere Sath”, myZindagi is trying its best to reduce the gap between the patient and doctor. The best thing about this service is that it is absolutely free! It has made the finding of doctors and seeking instant consultancy much easier. Startups like myZindagi have done brilliant job in Pakistan keeping in mind the basic problems in the health sector.
You can download the iOS and Android app for myZindagi. Keep an eye on their blog for health related tips and information.