Launched in 2015, PharmEasy is pharmacy made easy! Started with the sole purpose of making healthcare accessible and affordable to all, PharmEasy today is India’s leading and most trusted online healthcare aggregator in the country. It helps patients connect with local pharmacy stores and diagnostic centres to fulfil their extensive medical needs. They believe that everyone should have access to good health. Thus, through their services, they ensure you get access to genuine health products, with the highest savings in the shortest time possible. The company's application sells medicines and healthcare products, aids in connecting with local pharmacy stores and diagnostic centres.
Today, they deliver medicines in 1000+ cities in India, covering 22000+ pin codes. They offer diagnostic test services across Mumbai including Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan & Dombivali, Delhi with Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad & Ghaziabad, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Gandhi Nagar, Surat, Vadodara, Lucknow, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Jaipur.
PharmEasy works towards keeping all of their customers informed and provides a transparent platform so as to provide the best service possible. Founded by Dharmil Sheth, an MBA from IMT Ghaziabad and Dr. Dhaval Shah, an MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi Medical College and MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, PharmEasy caters to the chronic-care segment through services such as doorstep medicine delivery, at-home sample collection for diagnostic tests, teleconsultation, as well as, a subscription-based healthcare service.
"Fashion, accessories, electronics, apartments, vehicles - everything is sold online for convenience, but there was no platform providing healthcare (pharma) delivery services to needy patients. That is what inspired us to build a platform which would make authentic healthcare services accessible, affordable and available to all," says Dharmil, co-founder of PharmEasy.
The users on the platform simply need to upload a prescription to have their medicines delivered to their doorstep. Patients also receive access to a virtual vault that stores their prescriptions and enables one-step purchase for ongoing medication. For drug regulation, each prescription uploaded on the platform is verified by a licensed pharmacist before it is processed. Medicine delivery is made within six hours of a prescription being verified.
Recently, PharmEasy has also acquired Thyrocare: India’s leading diagnostics solution provider by volume with over 110mn tests performed annually. On the addition of Thyrocare into its portfolio, Mr Siddharth Shah, CEO, API Holdings commented “We are delighted to be partnering Thyrocare. We will provide world class customer experience in diagnostics, rivalling our pharmacy experience by leveraging technology, and building on top of the massive scale & truly pan-India presence of Thyrocare. It is our aim to deliver all outpatient healthcare products & services to every Indian within 24 hours.”
The collaboration between PharmEasy and Thyrocare is unique and transformative for the Indian healthcare sector, consumers and the entire healthcare ecosystem. The synergies of both, India’s largest digital health platform and one of the largest, cost-effective diagnostics solution providers (by volume) will reimagine and accelerate the delivery of high-quality diagnostic and OPD services across the full continuum of patient care to nearly 800mn Indians.
India, with one of the fastest growing digital economies and digitally nascent healthcare sector, is on an exponential growth trajectory addressing the demand to improve quality, accessibility and convenience. From ordering medicines online to tele consultations and now diagnostic services, amidst the pandemic there is a shift not only in consumer preferences but also the business approach and modus operandi by doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and clinics across the country.