HEALTHFOLKS.COM: BRINGING HEALTHINESS TO THE HYDERABADI HOUSEHOLD3 years ago Madhureema RoyMoulik
The twenty-first-century individual is more health conscious than ever before. The greater the pace of our lives, the more vigilant we need to be with regards to keeping our mind and body healthy. Yet this is not easy. In the pursuit of optimal health and wellness, we need to keep track of a seemingly never-ending slew of bills, appointments, prescriptions, pills, and supplements. Under these circumstances, it seems rather imperative that an entity that makes this cumbersome process a tad bit easier must arise. Luckily for us, Healthfolks exists to do just that.
Some things like medicine need timely delivery with a minimum margin for error. Healthfolks aims to satisfy this need through its virtually flawless mechanism that facilitates 24*7 delivery of a wide range of drugs, healthcare devices, supplements, health-related books, and other healthcare products. What’s more? You can even upload your prescriptions to their website, access information regarding various medical aspects under ‘Doctors’ Corner’, find niche treatment options for lifestyle diseases like diabetes and also avail a lucrative list of offers and discounts.
The origins of this company lie in a rather personal and painful story. A few years back, (now) Co-founder and CEO Gyanesh Kumar shifted to Hyderabad with his wife and toddler. One night, the child fell very ill and needed nasal drops immediately. It was a rather ungodly hour of the night, so no medical shops in the vicinity were open. It was a very troublesome situation; Kumar was torn between taking care of his child and going scouting for any 24*7 medical store. The idea of having something to deliver medicines immediately struck him amidst this struggle, and it is thus that Healthfolks germinated.
The first phase of execution was funded by Mr. Ravi Varma Mantena, Vice Chairman, MNR Education Trust, who had the same vision of on time, on demand medicine delivery. The founding team did thorough research and found out that there was a huge margin between wholesalers and retailers, but the one who is not getting a penny value from this are end users (consumers). When people get any lifestyle disease or any sort of disease per say, they already suffer from physical and mental agony and adding insult to the injury, is the huge financial burden that comes along. They wanted to ease the pain of people not physically and mentally only but also financially, by reducing the MRP of costly medicines and provide it at flat 22% off without any minimum order value, or any additional terms and conditions.
In addition, they also take extra care in terms of understanding and safeguarding the convoluted nuances related to storage of injections and vaccines, such as ensuring that they are stored at the prescribed, fixed temperatures essential for their efficiency and that they are transported with adequate precautions.
Currently, the company is functioning only in Hyderabad. This is to facilitate deeper analysis of the unique health-related problems faced by the Hyderabadi community and use the same information to enhance Healthfolk’s infrastructure. It also results in a personalized system tailor-made for our city. However, they do plan on expanding to thirty-six other cities within about the next six months.
Within just three months since the inception and initiation of the startup, it has gathered over six thousand loyal customers. They have also achieved over one lakh users on their online portal. The company is looking forward to serving more people with increased enthusiasm and continuity in keeping their promise to maintained with qualitative deliveries of medicine.
So what are you waiting for? Log on to https://www.healthfolks.com/ now!