Doctree facilitates quick and hassle free loan for patients to avail healthcare within budgets

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 14:30 Hrs  [IST], a virtual hospital portal, is helping patients to avail healthcare within their budgets by providing easy and quick loans. While selecting a medical procedure through the portal, patients can avail the facility to obtain quick liquid cash as a loan to avail specialised expensive medical treatments.

“More than 70 per cent of Indian population is uninsured and takes the cash route to pay their medical bills. Specialised medical treatments usually have cost implications that run into several lakhs of rupees and more often it is difficult to raise these funds at a short notice. With this additional loan feature, a patient or his family members can plan their expenses in an organized manner”, said Ramesh Kumar, executive chairman, DocTree Health Infoservices Pvt Ltd.

With a network of more than 700 doctors and hospital administrators across all specialities, we connect patients with specialized doctors by providing an all inclusive price for any medical need, even before they step out to visit a hospital. “Our aim is to help a patient identify a healthcare provider within his budget”, stated Dr Sreenivasan Narayana, Founder and CEO.

Expanding its service base at a rapid speed, Doctree currently offers negotiated and guaranteed price quotes from mid size as well as established and corporate hospitals, for any medical need. To name a few, they have prominent hospitals like Sakra World Hospital, Apollo Hospital, Narayana Nethralaya, Fortis Group of Hospitals and Sankara Eye Hospital under their umbrella. A patient seeking information and medical assistance for any specializations like Laparoscopic procedures, Cardiac procedures, cosmetic surgery, ENT, orthopaedics, urology, gynaecology, oncology, ophthalmology etc can avail this service to identify and choose best doctors at best negotiated prices. A patient needs to provide important details like the solution they seek, medical history, and upload documents if any, location etc and the portal will provide a choice of qualified doctors and the prices quotes for a medical procedure within 24 hours of the request.

The virtual hospital currently connects patients to doctors from Bengaluru and Hubli and will be expanding its services to Hyderabad soon. Going forward, they will also connect medical experts from Hassan, Shimoga, Mysore and Mangalore in order to provide more and more options to patients enabling them to choose their doctor and hospital according to their convenience and affordability.