Doc on click

A few start-ups are making medical access easier and doctors technology-savvy

You want an appointment with a doctor but don’t know which specialist you should see? You have an ailment and need medical advice sitting at home? Fret not, for help is at hand — at the click of a mouse. Buoyed by the fact that India has one of the lowest doctor-patient ratios in the world- —one physician for every 1,700 patients — on par with sub-Saharan nations and well below the WHO-prescribed limit of one physician for every 1,000 patients, several start-ups have forayed into the online medical consultation and appointments arena.