Healthcare Radius – August 2019

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Health Ministry signs MoUs with
three ministries for enhanced
cooperation to end TB by 2025

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has
exchanged Memorandum of Understanding
(MoUs) with the Ministry of AYUSH, Ministry of
Defence and Ministry of Railways to strength-
en inter-ministerial coordination and efforts
towards tuberculosis-free India by 2025. Dr
Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health and
Family Welfare, presided over the MoU ex-
change ceremony in presence of Shripad Yesso
Naik, Union Minister of State for AYUSH (I/C)
and Minister of State for Defence and Ashwini
Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (HFW).
“I am sure that the integrated and multi-
sectoral approach will galvanize support and
commitment from key stakeholders and seek
for their contribution towards India’s aim of
ending TB Free 2025,” Dr Harsh Vardhan said.

In a bid to address the growing challenges of ageing-
population, elderly health and well-being, Anvayaa Kin
Care, India’s leading, Artificial-Intelligence (AI) enabled,
holistic and personalised one-stop, senior care provider,
has announced its foray into Chennai and Bengaluru,
after a successful launch in Hyderabad in 2016. Since the
launch, Anvayaa has already provided Elder Care to over
800+ families.
Planning a pan-India operations, Anvayaa aims to
be the support system for ageing parents who live by
themselves, assisting in health, emergency, and daily care

  • physically, and emotionally while engaging them in
    social gatherings.
    Prashanth Reddy, founder-director, Anvayaa Kin Care
    Private Limited, said, “Delivering personalised, compre-
    hensive human-centric, affordable senior care – the cloud
    based technology platform, empowers onsite workers, and
    NRIs to effectively care for their parents in the cities. The
    aim is to help people stressed, or anxious about not being
    able to look after their parents due to physical distance.”

HealthAssure raises $2.5 million in a series

A funding led by Blume

Anvayaa Kin Care forays into
Chennai and Bengaluru

HealthAssure, India’s foremost
health-tech primary care services
platform, has announced a $2.
million Series A round led by
Blume Ventures, an early stage
venture capital fund.
HealthAssure will use the funds
to augment its health-tech plat-
form, create sharper products
that serve various primary care
needs of the Indian market more
effectively including insurance
OPD products, build better data
capabilities leveraging AI & ML
and strengthen distribution.
Speaking on the occasion, Varun
Gera, founder & CEO of HealthAs-
sure, said, “We are proud to be

Varun Gera, founder & CEO,

associated with Blume through
this round of funding. Blume has
established itself as one of the most
vibrant start-up ecosystems in India
and we look forward to leverag-
ing their strengths in our journey
of consumerising healthcare. We
will be infusing the funds raised in
our business to further deepen our
technology, build new products,
create a more robust distribution
network and grow inorganically as
well. HealthAssure aims to make
quality healthcare easily accessible
and affordable for the Indian popu-
lation and would continue to touch
the lives of millions of new custom-
ers over the next two years.”
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