Taking inspiration from the mythological character of Hanuman, the figure bringing sanjeevani for Lord Lakshman and saving his life, the startup Hanuman came into existence. It is a Patna-based healthcare startup working as a last-mile delivery service provider, offering immediate healthcare solutions to the people. Providing users with a world-class platform, Hanuman brings all kinds of emergency medical services at one place. Hanuman stands for help (H), accessibility (A), need (N), utility (U), and mankind (MAN).
Why was the Startup Started?
The pandemic outbreak made Dr. Niraj Jha think about the weak emergency care ecosystem of India. Lack of required healthcare infrastructure pushed Dr. Jha along with his friend Santosh Singh to launch Medicvisor Pvt. Ltd, famous by its brand name Hanuman in 2020.
The startup in its early stage launched a toll-free number to connect with ambulance service. It also came up with e-rickshaw ambulances equipped with oxygen cylinders to meet the growing need amidst the pandemic. The duo soon realised that not having a proper online portal or application is creating confusion for the service operators. The operators failed to understand which ambulance would be nearest to the patient. This challenge led to the launch of an online portal and mobile app for ambulances.
With more than 350 ambulances under its platform, Hanuman is providing services in districts of Bihar.
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Products and Services
The startup offers people to connect with the healthcare services to take good care of themselves and their family. Its services extend to:
- Assessing health issues
- Booking ambulances
- Booking diagnostic tests
- Finding the right home health care
- Getting medicines
- Storing health records
- Learning healthier way of life
What Makes it Different from the Others?
The startup’s primary focus is to maintain the price uniformity for ambulance services. By providing ambulances for basic life support with base fare of Rs. 700 and for advanced life support at Rs. 3000 including emergency services, Hanuman maintains a standard pricing in comparison to the regular ambulance charges.
It provides ambulance service time of 15 minutes in Patna and around 30 minutes for other districts, the startup has served more than 7000 patients so far. It is also aiming for the transactional healthcare services like insulin administration, ECG checkup, fetal doppler and eye checkups at home. Hanuman also plans to launch home healthcare services later this year.
Insights For Others
Hanuman operates on a revenue-sharing model with the ambulance operators. It also works with these operators for maintenance of the vehicles and training of drivers. Fast service and affordable prices for ambulance and emergency services is what makes Hanuman stand out from the others. It plans to expand to other cities as well like Jharkhand, NCR and Mumbai.