Credihealth, an online platform in India that allows patients to compare and select the whole hospitalisation process from their homes, has secured an undisclosed amount in funding from Rajat Malhotra, Director of Engineering at Twitter India.

The Gurgaon-headquartered startup will use the funds to enhance its technology.

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As part of the deal, Malhotra has joined the Board of Credihealth.

The startup was founded in 2013 by Ravi Virmani, along with Gaurav Gaggar and Saurabh Uboweja, in partnership with venture capitalist Hausela Capital Partners.

It has hired in-house medical experts who support users throughout their hospitalisation journey with options for super-specialist doctors, booking appointments, getting a second opinion, surgery quotes and feedback on doctors and hospitals.

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Credihealth has already on-boarded prominent doctors and partnered with around 450 hospitals in all major cities that include Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. In addition, the portal provides premium content in the form of over 1,100 health articles and 250-plus doctor interviews.Credihealth-1

“I personally believe that connecting people to the right doctor and hospital with right technology is the need of the hour. The healthcare sector in India is growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 20 per cent. The telemedicine market in India, which is currently at about US$7.5 billion, is expected to reach US$18 billion in the next two years,” said Malhotra.

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An IIT Kanpur alumnus, Malhotra has over 17 years of experience working with various companies in India such as ZipDial, Naukri, and GenPact.