Chennai has been hit by record levels of rainfall over the last few days. The rains have left thousands of people stranded, shut down offices and businesses, and 188 lives have been lost. But amidst the gloom, there’s some hope. Indian startups are going out of their way to help Chennai’s stricken populance in any way they can. Here are some Indian startups that have pitched in to help with the Chennai floods.
Practo has said that it is tying up with taxi hailing app Uber to ferry patients to their doctors. Across India, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore, those who book an appointment on Practo’s mobile application will be able to view the closest Uber available along with the appointment reminder alert.
Practo is growing by leaps and bounds. Days after the online healthcare platform announced that it was expanding into Indonesia, the company has acquired hospital information management company Insta Health for $12 million (Rs 80 crore) as it looks to rapidly expand its footprint of doctors and users across the globe.