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November 03, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:42 am IST - CHENNAI:

D. Enbasekaran (left), and Satish Kannan, founders of DocsApp.Photo:Special Arrangement

D. Enbasekaran (left), and Satish Kannan, founders of DocsApp.Photo:Special Arrangement

Are you tired of long travel time and big queues in a doctor’s clinic or need privacy to discuss your condition with the doctor? Then it is DocsApp for you.

The app has been developed by two graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology – Madras. Satish Kannan and D. Enbasekaran launched their start-up two years ago in Bengaluru, targeting those who are too busy to visit the doctor and those who have no access to specialists.

“We found that 72 per cent of the patients either want to chat with doctors about their health problems or get their second opinion. Our app meets the need. We offer people access to specialists in gynaecology, lactation, paediatrics, psychiatry and general medicine. We screen the doctors who enrol with us and verify their credentials with the Medical Council of India’s database,” says Satish Kannan, an electrical engineer, who worked with the healthcare wing of Philips, before launching the start up.

The app can be downloaded from play store on Android phones and it allows the user to click on the required specialisation.

The users then key in their question.

The app provides the profile of the doctor for perusal. It is only when the user registers himself a consultation fee of Rs. 150 is charged.

D. Enbasekaran, co-founder, who hails from Chennai, brought in his technical expertise. The software, which he created with the help of his professor, was used by the Sankara Nethralaya to screen patients for diabetic retinopathy.

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