Medix Global invites healthtech startups to bridge gaps in health structure in India
Digital Health Innovation Challenge India’s first edition has been launched by Medix Global, an innovative and digital health and medical management solutions provider. The challenge is launched to address the lapse and bridge the gaps in India’s healthcare tech framework.
Medix, through this initiative is seeking to support Indian startups in the healthtech sector for developing solutions to address issues around healthcare affordability, accessibility, quality and boost sustainability of healthcare ecosystem in India. These startups are encouraged to apply for the Digital Health Innovation Challenge. The last date to apply for the challenge is March 30.
Sigal Atzmon, Founder and CEO OF Medix Global said, “India is one of our main strategic markets. India is a tech-driven nation and provides tech services to the whole world. Now, the government commitment is there as well with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment to supporting digital healthcare.”
Covid-19 pandemic has served as a major wake-up call for Indian and global healthcare sector, Atzmon noted. She further complimented India’s efforts to tackle the pandemic underlining country’s low mortality rates as compared to other nations. She said, “Social distancing, wearing masks and lockdowns were effective, but the focus was also on how to treat the disease. India started to implement treatments faster than many other countries, and therefore, they have actually moved forward much faster in how to treat COVID-19 rather than just avoiding it.”
Medix Global is a UK based solutions provider which was founded in 2006. It is spread across 90 countries with over six million clients. Medix has global offices in UK, India, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Australia.
The finalist startups would be given opportunity to pitch their plans to investors and partners for raising funds on April 29, which will be the demo day. Winning startup would receive $10,000 funding. Furthermore, three months of mentorship by Medix’s expert team would be given to three runner-up startups.