Indonesian healthtech startup MHomecare has been named as champion of the recent Indonesia-Korea Startup Demo Day 2019 in Jakarta.
The event was the result of a collaboration between Indonesia’s Creative Economy Agency (BEKRAF) and Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), with Korea International Trade Association (KITA), Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), and Korea SMEs and Startups Agency (KOSME).
A total of 26 startups joined the competition, with 11 startups coming from Indonesia and 15 startups coming from Korea.
MHomecare is a platform that aims to solve the problem of the high unemployment rate and income inequality among healthcare providers in Indonesia.
In a press statement, MHomecare CEO Angga Pramana Jaya also stated the company’s goal of making healthcare services more accessible for Indonesians.
According to data by the National Workers’ Placement and Protection Agency (BNP2TKI), more than 57 per cent of nurses are unemployed in Indonesia despite having sufficient skills and certification.
At the other hand, according to MHomecare, there is a strong demand for nurses in the market.
To solve this challenge, the startup provides an on-demand service of nurses, midwives, caregiver, physiotherapist, and even an ambulance through a mobile app.
It has a goal of helping 500,000 nurses work independently by 2021.
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