One of the many deterrents in visiting a doctor is often the unpleasant experience of having to wait in queue for your turn along with other patients, carry files full of past medical records and basically spend time in a dull environment full of disease. Saurabh Arora, CEO of Lybrate was quick to identify this gap.
“There is a demand and supply gap between doctors and patients; an inertia among people to visit doctors,” observes Saurabh. Having worked with Facebook, connecting small businesses with people through technology, Saurabh returned to India two years ago connecting patients with doctors through mobile phones. Apart from noticing a general reluctance in visiting doctors, Saurabh also found that a majority of people resort to self medication instead.