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10/07/2021

Mental health of India’s healthcare professionals: deflecting the Covid-19 blow

There are many things they are fighting: the novelty of the virus, mounting death toll, dejection of not being able to save people, acute shortage of basic necessities at the hospital, spending the entire day stuffed in a PPE suit without a break, and other things.

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29/06/2021

Portea Medical collaborates with Government of Karnataka to provide support for Covid care in rural district

Portea Medical, India’s largest outside of hospital consumer healthcare company, has partnered with the Government of Karnataka to support the recovery and care unit in the Covid affected rural areas.

Portea has identified a 50 bedded community health center at Konanur, Arkalgud taluk, Hassan District Karnataka.

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29/06/2021

Portea Medical collaborates with Karnataka govt for COVID-19 care

Portea Medical has partnered with the Government of Karnataka to support the recovery and care unit in the covid affected rural areas. To begin with, Portea has identified a 50 bedded community health centre at Konanur, Arkalgud taluk, Hassan District Karnataka.

The company has partnered with an NGO called DFY for this first-of-its-kind initiative, which will be extended to other areas going forward.

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29/06/2021

Portea Medical Collaborates With Karnataka Govt To Provide COVID Care Support

Portea Medical, India’s outside-of-hospital consumer healthcare company, has partnered with the Government of Karnataka to support the recovery and care unit in the COVID-affected rural areas. To begin with, Portea has identified a 50 bedded Community Health Center at Konanur, Arkalgud taluk, Hassan District Karnataka. The company has partnered with an NGO called DFY for this initiative, which will be extended to other areas going forward.

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29/06/2021

Portea Medical offers services to COVID-19 patients in rural areas

We are thankful to the Government of Karnataka for allowing us to provide expert care for COVID-19 patients in rural areas of Hassan. COVID-19 has spread to rural districts of the country, where people find it difficult to get basic healthcare facilities. @Portea extends its services to patients in need and intends to reach out to other districts in the state.

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29/06/2021

Portea Medical offers services to COVID-19 patients in rural areas

Portea has identified a 50-bed Community Health Centre at Konanur, Arkalgud taluk, Hassan district. The centre would be supporting 15 PHCs in and around the area. It would have 24-hour oxygen support and HDU beds equipped with BiPAP machines, and backed up with oxygen concentrators.

In addition, an expert team of doctors and nurses with hands-on experience in handling COVID-19 patients would be deployed, the company said.

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19/06/2021

Portea Medical- India’s largest home healthcare service provider, is extending its reach to a broader range of rural areas of the country.

Portea has identified a 50 bedded Community Health Center at Konanur, Arkalgud taluk, Hassan District Karnataka. It has been upgraded as a 30 bedded Covid-19 facility with 24 hrs Oxygen Support & 5 HDU Beds equipped with BiPAP Machines, backed up with Oxygen Concentrators.

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29/05/2021

Increasing demand for medical devices at home: a necessity for 21st century healthcare

Our co-founder and COO, Vaibhav Tewari has penned down an article on how the demand for medical devices at home is increasing during the ongoing pandemic even in rural areas. The proliferation of home medical equipment such as blood sugar monitors, blood pressure monitors or wearable heart rate counters is helping people reduce their dependence on clinical support and pathological and diagnostic facilities for every single need. Especially during the pandemic, patients with co-morbidities require constant monitoring of the vitals and people are preferring to do this at home. He believes that even post the pandemic situation usage of medical devices at home will continue to play a key role.

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29/05/2021

Initiative for better access to oxygen

We are happy to announce that Mission Hope is now live in #Hyderbad. Portea is honoured to partner with HUL and KVN foundation to deliver #FreeOxygenConcentrators at home for Covid-19 patients.Those in need can request an Oxygen Concentrator at home by giving a missed call on 080 680 65385.

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10/05/2021

HUL to donate 4,000 oxygen concentrators in tie-up with Portea

We are glad to partner with Hindustan Unilever and KVN Foundation in the initiative called ‘Mission HO2PE’. We will have access to 4,000 concentrators which will be provided free of charge to patients who are in dire need. Through this initiative, we are taking a step ahead and trying to help the nation at this hour of crisis and keep people out of the overflowing hospitals

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19/03/2021

Sleep apnoea symptoms: Differences in men and women

Our Medical Director, Dr Vishal Sehgal has authored the article on the occasion of World Sleep Day. He discusses the difference in symptoms of Sleep apnea among men and women. Also explains how timely identification of OSA is extremely important. Lack of proper sleep can be detrimental to the body’s growth and recovery from illnesses as well as its smooth functioning. This holds equally true for both genders.

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11/03/2021

World Kidney Day 2021: Peritoneal Dialysis- Important Things To Know About Conducting Dialysis At Home

On the occasion of World Kidney Day, our Medical Director, @vishal Sehgal has penned down an article for @NDTV on Peritoneal Dialysis. In this article, he explains the process of the dialysis and risk factors and benefits of this process. Peritoneal dialysis can be carried out with greater ease by following expert instructions and maintaining utmost hygiene at home and doesn’t require hospital visits.

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08/03/2021

Watch: Meena Ganesh on the lessons from Covid-19

Our MD and CEO, Meena Ganesh, a regular lister in MPW of @ Fortune India, has been interviewed on the occasion of International Women’s Day. She points out that there are many lessons from the past year that helped us become “more dynamic and nimble” while offering homecare services that customers were looking for. She added that @Portea Medical relaunched its telemedicine service during the lockdown and offered services such as chemotherapy, dialysis, and post-cancer supportive care at home. Customers avoided visiting hospitals and clinics, fearing the risk of hospital-acquired infection.

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04/02/2021

World Cancer day: Tele-oncology in the COVID-19 Era, the way forward

On World Cancer Day, our Medical Director, Vishal Sehgal shares his views on cancer care with @NDTV Online. According to him, it’s essential to stay aware of the risk factors of cancer and should take preventive measures to keep safe. On the other side, Tele-oncology will be the way forward in cancer treatment management in the post-pandemic world. He feels everyone should be capable of reducing the cancer burden in society.

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04/02/2021

World Cancer day: Tele-oncology in the COVID-19 Era, the way forward

On World Cancer Day, our Medical Director, Vishal Sehgal shares his views on cancer care with @NDTV Online and @Financial Express. According to him, it’s essential to stay aware of the risk factors of cancer and should take preventive measures to keep safe. On the other side, Tele-oncology will be the way forward in cancer treatment management in the post-pandemic world. He feels everyone should be capable of reducing the cancer burden in society.

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18/01/2021

How Eldercare Market Is Evolving In 2021

In this article by @Entrepreneur India, @Arjun Rangroo points out the expanding market of eldercare and how it is creating an opportunity for healthcare startups. Home healthcare services and chronic disease management are the predominant requirements of seniors in India. According to our co-founder and COO, Vaibhav Tewari, one of the biggest challenges faced in elderly care is lack of medical support and trained caregiver. Portea Medical fills the gap by offering support to the elderly in the form of critical care at home, respiratory services, palliative care, cancer support services etc at the comfort of home. Portea Medical managed several elderly COVID-19 patients by managing their home isolation processes and offering them as well as their family members support by spreading appropriate information related to the infection. He also feels a need for budgetary measures that covers home healthcare for elderly care in the post-pandemic world.

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07/01/2021

Build & Grow: Money Matters Season 2 | Portea Medical: Home healthcare services usher the new normal

From completing more than 3.5 million patient visits to carrying out chemotherapy at home during the pandemic, listen to Meena Ganesh, MD and CEO, Portea Medical on this episode of season 2 of Build & Grow: Money Matters in association with HSBC

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31/12/2020

Healthtech Trends 2021: A Transition In Making For The Industry

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes to the global healthcare landscape. As much as one may choose to highlight the flip sides, one fact that cannot be ignored is how the pandemic has underscored the importance of a strong, technology-driven response for better healthcare delivery.

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20/11/2020

ManipalCigna Health Insurance Launches ‘WeCare’ a New Holistic Infectious Disease Management Program for its Customers

ManipalCigna Health Insurance Company Limited has announced the launch of ‘WeCare’, a new holistic infectious disease management program to further safeguard its customers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. ManipalCigna’s WeCare Program is designed in association with Portea Medical, India’s home healthcare pioneer to help protect customers’ health from common diseases and ensure that they have access to

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15/11/2020

Portea Medical appoints Vaibhav Tewari as co-founder and board member

Consumer healthcare company Portea Medical has announced the appointment of Vaibhav Tewari as its co-founder and board member

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05/11/2020

Healthcare startup Portea Medical appoints Vaibhav Tewari as co-founder, board member

Vaibhav Tewari, Co-founder, Portea Medical, said, “I have seen Portea Medical grow from strength to strength, and have been associated with the organisation for over seven years now. It is like a plant that I have nurtured, and therefore, I am happy to step up into a higher capacity. I hope to contribute further to Portea’s growth in the times to come and diversify the range of services going forward with the management team

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02/11/2020

Virus delivers gains for home healthcare

Meena Ganesh, managing director and chief executive officer, Portea Medical, said even insurance firms that didn’t cover this space earlier have started doing so.

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01/10/2020

If you have a bedridden parent at home you are caring for, then these tips can help you out.

Old age is often considered as a time when people are free of their professional and personal responsibilities and live a carefree life. However, the reality for most elders is completely different. Just because one has retired, doesn’t mean they do stop being mindful of life’s rigours. 

Dr Vishal Sehgal is the medical director of Portea Medical, an in-home healthcare provider. He is also an expert in the field of trauma and emergency medical care.

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01/10/2020

If you have a bedridden parent at home you are caring for, then these tips can help you out.

On International Day of Older Persons, @Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical – Director, @Portea Medical pens down do’s and don’ts to keep in mind while taking care of bedridden parents for @healthshots.

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01/10/2020

Over 65 by 2050: As the world ages, here’s how to care for senior citizens on International Day of Older Persons

The global average life expectancy has risen significantly and older folk do not like to be dependent anymore. On International Day of Older Persons, Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder, Portea Medical, a healthcare brand which offers elder care, has suggestions on how to look after senior citizens

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01/10/2020

Over 65 by 2050: As the world ages, here’s how to care for senior citizens on International Day of Older Persons

Ageing is nature’s way of bringing life to a full circle. With age, older people tend to manifest child-like behaviour and require constant care and support. On this International Day of Older Persons, our MD and CEO, Meena Ganesh has penned down an insightful article for @YourStory on how to take care of senior citizens.

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21/09/2020

World Alzheimer’s Day 2020: COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s Disease- Tips For Caregivers From Expert

On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day, @Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical – Director, @Portea Medical speaks to @NDTV on how to take care of an Alzheimer’s patient during the COVID-19 outbreak and key challenges faced by them. According to him ensuring that proper precautions are taken during caregiving, a focus on immunity building along with an approach based on empathy and compassion can make all the difference.

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09/09/2020

Portea Medical, ConvaTec bring ostomy care & wound management in India

@Portea Medical associates with @ConvaTec to offer ostomy care and wound management services in all the major Indian cities. The tie-up will enable patients to get ostomy care & wound management in the comfort of their homes at an affordable cost. They will also have access to nutrition consultation, physiotherapy, and visits by trained nurses from Portea.

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08/09/2020

Don’t confine healthcare to hospitals

In an op-ed published by the @HinduBusinessline, Portea Medical’s MD & CEO @Ms Meena Ganesh and board member @Mr Harinarayan Sharma, MD, MEMG CDC Ventures discuss the importance of out of hospital care to help address the gaps in the current Indian healthcare system that have come to the forefront during the ongoing pandemic. These include a disparity between the quality and access of healthcare services in the country and the lack of adequate focus on fundamental areas such as monitoring, testing, and contact tracing; high out-of-pocket healthcare expenditure and lack of preparedness for a disaster of this scale. According to them, healthcare must not be confined to hospitals. Out of hospital care is an alternative yet complementary delivery channel with components of care delivery, to not only deepen the reach and deliver a standardized quality of care but also reduce the cost of care — thus addressing all challenges together.

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21/08/2020

How one can manage chronic diseases among the elderly in pandemic time

On the occasion of World Senior Citizens’ Day, @Portea Medical and @DailyGuardian raise awareness about the issues that affect older people and remind each one of us to do our bit for the well-being of the elderly at home and around us. One can start small by taking care of their physical and emotional needs. For many senior citizens, coping with chronic conditions is a real challenge and all they really seek is the care and support from their families. According to @Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical – Director, @Portea Medical solutions such as remote monitoring and home healthcare can go a long way in helping provide the necessary medical and emotional support to those suffering from chronic ailments. We must all work together to ensure a better quality of life for those in their golden years.

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14/08/2020

“What Independence and freedom mean to me”

Meena Ganesh, CEO & MD, Portea speaks to The Hindu Businessline on the occasion of Independence Day. According to her, freedom means living life at one’s own terms and expressing our views without hesitation.

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12/08/2020

As Wary Patients Skip Hospitals, Portea, et al. Get Cure To Home. We’ll Pay for It Say Insurers

COVID-19 outbreak has brought a paradigm shift in the healthcare ecosystem and home-based care has taken the forefront at this time. In this article Meena Ganesh, MD and CEO, Portea Medical talks about how Portea has treated over 50,000 COVID-19 positive patients at home and less than 3% have been transferred to hospitals. The announcement by insurance companies to reimburse home healthcare service costs as part of their medical insurance policy has opened up a new avenue for home healthcare players.

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10/08/2020

How India’s Home Healthcare Startups Are Battling For A Piece Of The $837 Mn Opportunity

Inc42 Media features Portea as one of India’s leading home healthcare companies & recognises their work during the ongoing pandemic. According to Meena Ganesh, MD & CEO, Portea Medical, some of our services have seen growth as high as 60 per cent during the past few months. We relaunched our telemedicine offering during the lockdown since it was a need of the hour. We also partnered with various state governments to provide home isolation services to Covid-19 positive patients and started offering chemotherapy and dialysis at home apart from contactless healthcare for other non-critical services.

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30/07/2020

Smokers Are More Likely To Develop Severe Symptoms Of COVID-19: Ministry Of Health

According to the Ministry of Health, Smokers Are More Likely To Develop Severe Symptoms Of COVID-19. @Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical Director @Portea Medical speaks to @NDTV on how the consumption of chewable tobacco products leads to a greater urge to spit. When someone spits in public places and roads, it causes contagious diseases and infections to spread in the vicinity. Also, when we talk about smoking, it is not just smoking cigarettes or bidis, but all forms of smoking such as hookah, e-cigarettes. These products directly affect the upper airways and are likely to increase the chances as well as the severity of pulmonary infections. Therefore, smoking and tobacco consumption are not only exposing people to cancer but, also to other deadly communicable diseases and COVID-19.

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28/07/2020

Clearly a big gap in the outside hospital healthcare space, Says Meena Ganesh

A full-page interview of our Founder and MD Meena Ganesh in The Navhind Times covering her entrepreneurial journey and Portea’s role in helping bridge the gap in the outside hospital healthcare space. According to her, the healthcare needs of patients are life long and may arise at any point. At such times, having a trusted provider like Portea, to help manage the needs of the family, at the convenience of their homes or through digital means is a very strong proposition.

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27/07/2020

How women find their voice and visibility in startup race

The Times of India showcases our Founder and MD @Meena Ganesh as a part of a special story featuring four startup entrepreneurs from different stages of their startup journey to understand their challenges and thought processes which can inspire other women to start up! According to her, founders must get comfortable handling all aspects of a business. Investors look for commitment and it is worthwhile for women to show it. They are in it for the long haul and want their money spent well. Social conditioning – the emphasis on so called soft-careers may be limiting women’s entry. The expectation is for women to have a more predictable life and career, while a startup journey is the most unsettling thing.

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24/07/2020

Now, covid care centres in gated communities, apartment complexes

With a surge in COVID-positive cases, community COVID care centers are playing a major role in easing the pressure of the healthcare system. @Meena Ganesh, MD and CEO, @Portea Medical speaks to @Mint about Portea Covid Armour – an initiative that comprises of two solutions – the Covid Personal Protection Plan for families and the Covid Community Plan for apartment complexes and RWA’s. According to her, the community plan has a 24/7 nurse or doctor, diagnostic kits, ambulance, isolation beds, oxygen and other equipment. A few isolation beds with oxygen supply are kept ready in common areas like the clubhouse or party hall.

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21/07/2020

Amid surging COVID-19 cases, Portea Medical launches COVID Armour

Amidst escalating Covid-19 cases, we at Portea Medical are happy to announce the launch of Portea COVID Armour – an integrated solution that includes the COVID Personal Protection Plan and the COVID Community Plan for apartment complexes and RWA’s to help reduce the pressure on the overburdened healthcare facilities. The offering is backed by our experience handling over 40,000 COVID-positive patients across 6 states in association with state governments.

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11/07/2020

PORTEA LAUNCHES COVID PROTECTION SOLUTIONS WITH PORTEA COVID ARMOUR

Amidst escalating Covid-19 cases, Portea Medical helps people take charge of protecting their loved ones with Portea COVID Armour. The comprehensive personalized and community COVID-protection solutions will help in the isolation and management of presymptomatic and asymptomatic patients with 24×7 support.

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11/07/2020

State-Central Healthcare Policy Tussle Leaves India’s Healthtech Future In Precarious Position

Poor implementation and lack of clarity in the healthcare policies and infrastructure by the state and the central government are leading to a huge gap in the public healthcare ecosystem. The COVID-19 outbreak has exposed healthcare deficiencies at every level. In this article, Meena Ganesh, MD and CEO, Portea Medical speaks about discrepancies in the scope of different healthcare schemes and how clarity is required in the guidelines for home healthcare, insurance coverage for non-institutional healthcare, digital healthcare, and diagnostic devices.

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01/07/2020

The Opportunities and Challenges of Telemedicine.

Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical Director, Portea Medical, says ‘the pandemic has caused unprecedented chaos and disruption in conventional healthcare service thereby bringing telemedicine and home-based healthcare services to the forefront.’ Tech-based alternatives benefit patients who cannot travel to the hospital for various reasons. In tandem with home care by expert doctors or medical staff, telemedicine has helped in meeting various demands such as chronic disease management, routine check-ups and attending to minor ailments.

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27/06/2020

COVID effect: Hospitalisation may not be mandatory for insurance.

This Times of India story highlights how insurance for home healthcare may soon become a reality given that most people are now avoiding hospitals unless it is an emergency due to the ongoing pandemic. According to Vaibhav Tewari, COO of Portea Medical, insurance products for elderly — rehabilitation, palliative, and hospice care, most of them done at home is the need of the hour.

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27/06/2020

Hyderabad: Soon, insurance for homestay, treatment

This Times of India story highlights how insurance for home healthcare may soon become a reality given that most people are now avoiding hospitals unless it is an emergency due to the ongoing pandemic. According to @Vaibhav Tewari, COO of @Portea Medical, insurance products for elderly — rehabilitation, palliative, and hospice care, most of them done at home is the need of the hour.

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12/06/2020

Home health providers in demand

Companies such as Portea Medical witnessed a 60% jump in demand during the over 70-day nationwide lockdown, as hospital visits for regular check-ups were out of bounds for a majority of Indians with chronic illnesses.

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10/06/2020

Now, home packages on offer for ‘mild’ patients

Home healthcare provider Portea Medical has started offering such services in Chennai and Delhi. “All patients under home isolation are monitored remotely through a comprehensive tracking system involving government doctors and experts from Portea for the entire mandated isolation period of 14 days in Chennai and 17 days in New Delhi,” Read more at https://bit.ly/3d7j6xQ

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10/06/2020

Portea Medical partners with Chennai corporation for Covid-19 home isolation services

Home healthcare service provider Portea Medical has partnered with Greater Chennai Corporation to provide free home isolation services for Covid-19 positive patients.

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10/06/2020

Private Hospitals Offer Overpriced Home “Packages” to Treat Coronavirus As India Feels Strain of Pandemic

The government is at least able to subsidise such services. Those told to self-isolate can avail of similar services offered by the private hospitals, with the expenses borne by the state governments. The tie-up between home healthcare company Portea and the Government of Delhi is one such example.

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09/06/2020

Portea Medical inks pact with Greater Chennai Corp

Home Healthcare company Portea Medical on Tuesday said it has partnered with Greater Chennai Corporation to provide home isolation services for COVID-19 affected patients in the city. Portea Medical MD and CEO Meena Ganesh said, “we are happy to join hands with Greater Chennai Corporation in their battle against COVID-19.”

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09/06/2020

Private hospitals offer remote monitoring, care at home for Covid-19 patients

A number of private hospitals in the national capital region (NCR) have begun care packages for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients who are in home isolation, offering remote monitoring by nurses and doctors and medical care kits that will help detect if their condition deteriorates.

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08/06/2020

World Brain Tumour Day 2020: Recovery after brain surgery

In this article published by @Hindustan Times, @Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical – Director, @Portea Medical explains that it is important to understand and identify the early symptoms of brain tumours. He also shares some tips on the recovery process post brain surgery.

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07/06/2020

Portea Medical partners with Delhi govt for home isolation services for COVID-19 patients

Portea Medical has tied up with the Delhi government to provide home isolation services for coronavirus-positive patients. As more than 80 per cent of COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms and do not require hospital care, the company has been helping the state in screening patients for home isolation.

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06/06/2020

The doctor will see you now – virtually

Bringing relief to patients seeking doctors’ visit amidst a pandemic, telemedicine startups are not only offering easy online consultations but also filling the affordability and accessibility gap of the healthcare industry in India.

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05/06/2020

Delhi home isolation cases monitored from Bangalore

Around 100 people armed with a phone – most sitting in the comfort of their homes in Bangalore – are helping the Delhi government monitor the health of around 9,500 Covid-19 patients who are presently in home isolation in the capital.

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05/06/2020

Delhi home isolation cases monitored from Bangalore

Initially, district officials called those under home isolation in their areas each day to check on their health. To ease their workload, the Delhi government contracted the Bangalore-based home healthcare company Portea Medical.

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05/06/2020

Portea Medical partners with Delhi govt for Covid-19 home isolation services

Home healthcare provider Portea Medical has tied up with the Delhi government to provide free home isolation services for Covid-19 positive patients. The partnership will help free up hospital beds and intensive care units as well as reduce the burden on the healthcare system.

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05/06/2020

Portea Medical partners with Delhi govt for Covid-19 home isolation services

Home healthcare provider Portea Medical said it has tied up with the Delhi government to provide free home isolation services for Covid-19 positive patients.

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05/06/2020

Portea Medical partners with Delhi govt for COVID-19 patients’ home isolation services

Portea Medical, one of India’s leading outside of hospital healthcare company, has tied up with the Delhi government to provide home isolation services for Coronavirus positive patients.

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05/06/2020

Portea Medical partners with Delhi govt for home isolation services for COVID-19 patients

Home healthcare provider Portea Medical has tied up with the Delhi government to provide home isolation services for coronavirus-positive patients. As more than 80 per cent of COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms and do not require hospital care, the company has been helping the state in screening patients for home isolation.

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05/06/2020

Private firm helps Delhi govt in COVID patients’ home isolation

Private healthcare firm has joined hands with the Delhi government to provide home isolation services for coronavirus patients. Portea Medical, which claims to be India’s largest ‘outside of hospital healthcare’ firm, announced the tie-up signed.

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05/06/2020

This start-up partner with Delhi govt for COVID-19 patients’ home isolation services

Portea Medical, one of India’s leading outside of hospital healthcare company, has tied up with the Delhi government to provide home isolation services for Coronavirus positive patients.

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04/06/2020

How Can Startups Survive COVID-19? A VC Perspective

Whatever the outcome, the uncertainties and new realities of the world post-COVID will coerce some companies to re-think their business models to accommodate the changes in consumer behaviour.

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04/06/2020

Portea Medical partners with Delhi govt for home isolation services for COVID-19 patients

These patients are monitored remotely through a comprehensive tracking system involving government doctors and experts from Portea for the entire mandated isolation period.

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04/06/2020

Portea Medical partners with Delhi govt for home isolation services for COVID-19 patients

Home healthcare provider Portea Medical said it has tied up with the Delhi government to provide home isolation services for coronavirus-positive patients.

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04/06/2020

Portea Medical partners with Delhi govt for home isolation services for COVID-19 patients

As more than 80 per cent of COVID-19 patients are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms and do not require hospital care, Portea Medical has been helping the state in screening patients for home isolation.

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03/06/2020

Vaccinations are vital

One of the greatest boons that medical science has given to mankind, vaccines help in preventing and eliminating many life-threatening diseases and infections.

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29/05/2020

It’s Time ASHAs And Anganwadi Workers Are Given Recognition As Healthcare Employees

Anganwadi workers and medics during a door-to-door survey, to screen people for COVID 19 symptoms, during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

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28/05/2020

Amid lockdown, are chemotherapy and cancer care at home the way forward?

The rapid spread of SARS-CoV-2, combined with an unprecedented, near-complete global lockdown, has prompted cancer patients to seek healthcare at home. This has provided a window for healthcare companies to offer home services.

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27/05/2020

COVID-19 Testing: In A Fight Against Coronavirus, Remodelled Buses To Run As Mobile Clinics In Bengaluru

As part of the partnership between private players and the government, Portea Medical is providing doctors and nurses. While SRL diagnostics is responsible for general tests like CBC, ICMR accredited national clinical reference lab Biognosys Technologies is responsible for the COVID-19 test.

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26/05/2020

Home healthcare sees larger role amid Covid-19, seeks insurance coverage

With a pool of around one million patients who have got in touch with the company at one stage or the other, Portea has launched a tele-consultancy service. Before Covid-19, there were 10,000-12,000 patients on its platform every month, but that number came down to about 8,000 in April though there was some improvement later. The situation is likely to improve with elective medical procedures expected to come back after the lockdown is lifted.

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26/05/2020

Virus crisis offers new avenues for e-commerce firms to thrive

“For healthcare, there is a huge shift from facility-based care, which was once considered a high standard. Now consumers are having second thoughts about it and are willing to try community, technology, or remote-based healthcare… We also started carrying out chemo-related healthcare administration at homes,” said Meena Ganesh, co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Portea Medical, a home healthcare service provider.

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24/05/2020

COVID impact: Will big firms get bigger? Meena Ganesh on an opportunity in crisis

In the second episode of the Mint Pivot Or Perish webinar, Meena Ganesh, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Portea Medical, commented on the opportunities offered by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a chat with Deborshi Chaki, Associate Editor, Mint, Ganesh shared her thoughts on whether the crisis will only help big firms get bigger.

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24/05/2020

Has COVID ushered in the era of a reluctant entrepreneur? Portea Medical CEO answers

Meena Ganesh, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Portea Medical commented on the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. As part of the second edition of the Mint Pivot Or Perish webinar, Ganesh spoke to Vinay Kamat, Editor, Mint on the behavioural changes that entrepreneurs would have to implement.

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18/05/2020

For virtual meetings, dressing up is not the old ritual

Portea Medical CEO Meena Ganesh’s dress code depends on the meeting. If it’s a board meeting of a company, then formalwear is de rigueur for her. But if it’s a virtual meeting with her own team, then instead of the saree which is her staple at work, she now wears a salwar-kameez or smart casuals. “I haven’t got down to wearing jeans or t-shirts,” she said.

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18/05/2020

Lockdown 4.0: 50 quotes from India’s battle against COVID-19

It is a fact that we will need to learn to live with the virus, build our life and livelihood, and move ahead with activities by ensuring strong healthcare support systems around us. – Meena Ganesh, Portea Medical.

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17/05/2020

Hypertension and covid-19: What you need to know to keep your elderly parents safe

In this article published by @Healthshots, @Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical – Director, @Portea Medical has explained how the risks of blood pressure patients increase due to their weak immune system, reducing their ability to fight the coronavirus. He advises to monitor their blood pressure levels regularly, and to get in touch with a specialist in case of any concerns or symptoms

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13/05/2020

SRL Diagnostics Joins Hand with Housejoy to Launch Mobile Health Clinic Vans in Bengaluru

Housejoy has also partnered with healthcare brands like Portea Medical, ApnaComplex, Bangalore Apartment’s Federation (BAF) and ICMR accredited national clinical reference lab Biognosys Technologies to set up COVID-19 Testing Camps across Bengaluru.

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12/05/2020

” Anganwadi workers are fighting against COVID-19 as frontline warriors”

Hyderabad: Anganwadi workers and ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) are continuously building the foundation for the Indian society. They are entrusted with the responsibilities of promoting healthy practices, providing on-ground support, and spreading awareness about various health programmes of the Telangana government.

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12/05/2020

Bengaluru to use remodelled KSRTC buses as mobile fever clinics

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Monday launched mobile fever clinics built from remodelled KSRTC buses for Covid-19 tests in the city.

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12/05/2020

Housejoy partners with Portea, SRL, others to set up COVID Testing Camps in Bengaluru

In a first of its kind partnership, leading private players including tech-driven Construction, Renovation, Interiors, and Home Maintenance company Housejoy, home healthcare brand Portea Medical, diagnostics provider SRL Diagnostics, apartment management and security solutions provider ApnaComplex, Bangalore Apartments’ Federation (BAF), and ICMR accredited national clinical reference lab Biognosys Technologies, have come together to set up COVID-19 Testing Camps across Bengaluru.

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11/05/2020

Housejoy, in partnership with 5 major firms, sets up COVID Testing Camps across Bengaluru

The initiative has been launched in association with Karnataka government and Action COVID Team (ACT) Grants and was inaugurated by Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

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11/05/2020

Is age really just a number?

An ageing crisis has taken root in several Asian countries, shedding light on the need for better healthcare facilities for the elderly as well as the implementation of policies to counter elder abuse and abandonment. Read more at https://bit.ly/3dAU9LC

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11/05/2020

Protecting lives and livelihoods during coronavirus lockdown – 50 quotes from India’s battle against COVID-19

The new normal is going to be primarily about hygiene-first policies. – Vishal Sehgal, Portea Medical.

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11/05/2020

The fundamentals of caring

Sucharita Sankar who works as an attendant in Kolkata with Portea has completed the BDA certification programme. Her working hours are dependent on the requirement of her patient. “If the patient requires round-the-clock attention, I live with them. Otherwise, I spend the day with them and return home at night.” She has been working with an elderly man in Bengaluru for the past one week. “I check his vitals, feed him, and help him move around the house.”

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11/05/2020

Yediyurappa flags off mobile fever clinics to take Covid-19 tests at people’s doorstep in Bengaluru

After its successful mission of converting the state-owned KSRTC buses into fever clinics, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa flagged off the Mobile Fever Clinic Bus services in Bengaluru on Monday, May 11.

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08/05/2020

Here’s how you can beat that Zoom fatigue

With the easing of the lockdown in several cities, people are starting to trickle back into offices, but in much smaller numbers, which means one aspect of our lives that has become a standard fixture of most workdays will continue to dominate our schedules: video calls. If you are experiencing what has become an accepted term across the world (so much so that psychologists are studying it seriously)—“Zoom fatigue”—you are not alone, nor is it likely to go away anytime soon.

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05/05/2020

It’s in your hands: On World Hand Hygiene Day Dr Vishal Sehgal offers guidelines on clean living

World Hand Hygiene Day falls on May 5 to mobilise people towards staying clean. Dr Vishal Sehgal, medical director, Portea Medical tells us the importance of hygiene amid COVID-19.

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04/05/2020

How is Portea keeping nurses COVID-free? | Startup Central with Meena Ganesh

People are scared & also discouraged to go to clinics & doctors during the lockdown. So telemedicine has really taken off. Is its future as bright post COVID19?

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04/05/2020

Hypertension or diabetes? Docs share tips to stay safe’ During Corona Outbreak

Hypertension or diabetes? Docs share tips to stay safe’ During Corona Outbreak.

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01/05/2020

Cancer patients currently wary of visiting hospitals, looking for options to get chemotherapy at home

Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical Director, Portea Medical, in an exclusive conversation with Prabhat Prakash talks about the challenges faced while initiating the ‘Chemotherapy at Home’ service and how they plan to sustain the service in the long term, and its benefits.

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30/04/2020

“Safeguarding the COVID-19 warriors”

Online portal Portea Medical is providing PPE kits to its healthcare staff that include 50/80/90 GSM white polyester non-woven apron (elastic cuff, collar and zip), shoe cover (impermeable fabric), cap, 3ply mask or N95 (with or without respirator) and sterile gloves. Polycarbonate zoom goggles and waste bag are optional in this kit.

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30/04/2020

Coronavirus: India gets $3 million more from USAID to combat the pandemic

“The exit plan has to account for containment, isolation and careful handling of red zones and ensuring quick normalcy in the green zone while monitoring closely the orange zone. We can’t treat all districts as the same as it will do irreparable damage,” said Meena Ganesh, MD and CEO of healthcare firm Portea Medical.

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15/04/2020

Portea medical launches chemotherapy at-home services.

Portea medical launches chemotherapy at home services for the benefit of cancer patients amidst COVID-19. Portea aims to help those with cancer and the survivors to avoid the risk of hospital-acquired infections and recuperate at home.

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15/04/2020

Serious and foolish COVID-19 queries surround doctors and helplines

tecake The government and health departments are working together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The virus has lead to a worldwide shutdown, and people are advised to stay home to be safe. In such an extraordinary situation, doctors are putting major efforts to save the lives of the people.

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14/04/2020

Amidst COVID-19, Portea Medical Launches Chemotherapy At Home Services

Portea Medical, India’s largest consumer healthcare brand, has launched Chemotherapy at Home services in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Kolkata. The service is intended to benefit people with cancer who have been undergoing chemotherapy at hospitals and are at a higher risk of developing infections in light of COVID-19.

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14/04/2020

As COVID-19 spreads these are queries flooding doctors and helplines

The most commonly asked questions related to symptoms and prevention – ‘Will summer kill the coronavirus?’, ‘Should outside food and non-veg food be avoided?’, ‘Does smoking affect chances of recovery?’, ‘Are face masks useful?’, and ‘Are hand sanitisers better than soap?

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14/04/2020

Coronavirus Pandemic: Can beer help with coronavirus?: Serious to foolish queries flood helplines

Vishal Sehgal, medical director at Bangalore-based Portea Medical, said their WhatsApp chatbot service, launched in the third week of March, has received over 15 lakh queries from over 16 countries.

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14/04/2020

Doctors and Helplines Flooded with ‘Relevant, Serious and Sometimes Foolish’ COVID-19 Queries

Vishal Sehgal, medical director at Bangalore-based Portea Medical, said their WhatsApp chatbot service, launched in the third week of March, has received over 15 lakh queries from over 16 countries. Besides, they get over 100 COVID-19 related calls on their helpline every day.

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13/04/2020

COVID-19 Helpline Queries: Does Sunbathing Or Sipping Hot Water Help?

With physical checks out of the reckoning, except in emergencies and that too in hospitals, the telephone has replaced the stethoscope and doctors are busy attending to calls by panic-stricken patients trying to come to grips with the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.

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13/04/2020

Doctors and Helplines Flooded with ‘Relevant, Serious and Sometimes Foolish’ COVID-19 Queries

From “I have flu-like symptoms. Do I have coronavirus?” to “Can we contract COVID-19 from ‘Made in China’ products?”, doctors are flooded with anxious queries that cover the serious-to-downright-silly spectrum.

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13/04/2020

Doctors and helplines flooded with corona queries – relevant, serious and sometimes foolish

The usual queue at clinics and hospitals might have disappeared, but doctors are as busy as ever and helplines – on television, hospitals and social media – are buzzing.

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13/04/2020

Doctors and helplines flooded with coronavirus queries; relevant, serious and sometimes foolish

From “I have flu-like symptoms. Do I have coronavirus?” to “Can we contract COVID-19 from ‘Made in China’ products?”, doctors are flooded with anxious queries that cover the serious-to-downright-silly spectrum.

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13/04/2020

Portea Medical launches Chemotherapy at Home services

The service is intended to benefit people with cancer who has been undergoing chemotherapy at the hospital are at a higher risk of developing infections in light of COVID-19

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09/04/2020

Transforming Indian healthcare via telemedicine

Of late, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW), along with the NITI Ayog has come up with guidelines that will enable registered medical practitioners (RMPs) to provide healthcare services using telemedicine. As per the ministry guidelines, telemedicine is ‘the delivery of healthcare services, where distance is a critical factor, by all healthcare professionals using information and communication technologies for the exchange of valid information for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease and injuries, research and evaluation, and for the continuing education of healthcare providers, all in the interests of advancing the health of individuals and their communities.’

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07/04/2020

Canadian High Commission reaches out to India through WhatsApp chatbot

There has been an immense disruption in international travel and normalcy amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Even the High Commission of Canada in India (HCI) and Consulates in Toronto and Vancouver have been flooded with questions around the COVID-19 pandemic by persons of Indian origin (PIOs). After much deliberation and the fact that the number of frantic calls were only increasing by the day, the HCI decided to get in touch with Verloop.io, India’s leading conversational platform and Portea Medical, a home healthcare company to develop automated multilingual chatbot called CANbot

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07/04/2020

Canadian High Commission reaches out to India through WhatsApp chatbot

There has been an immense disruption in international travel and normalcy amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Even the High Commission of Canada in India (HCI) and Consulates in Toronto and Vancouver have been flooded with questions around the COVID-19 pandemic by persons of Indian origin (PIOs). After much deliberation and the fact that the number of frantic calls were only increasing by the day, the HCI decided to get in touch with Verloop.io, India’s leading conversational platform and Portea Medical, a home healthcare company to develop automated multilingual chatbot called CANbot

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07/04/2020

Canadian high commission reaches out to Indian diaspora through multilingual WhatsApp chatbot

The Canadian High Commission has decided to allay the fears of Indians residing in Canada by launching a bot that will be a one-stop information source around COVID-19 and preparedness, as per the official release.

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07/04/2020

Canadian high commission reaches out to Indian diaspora through multilingual WhatsApp chatbot

The Canadian High Commission has decided to allay the fears of Indians residing in Canada by launching a bot that will be a one-stop information source around COVID-19 and preparedness, as per the official release.

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07/04/2020

Day in the life of a nurse in these times

This World Health Day 2020 (April 7), the theme for which is the ‘International Year of the Nurses and the Midwife’, sees the vital role played by nurses and midwives in providing healthcare around the world. Dinny Joseph, nurse, Portea Medical shares his experience during these bleak times where caregivers like him are fighting the Corona war literally every day.

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07/04/2020

Indian missions in Canada deploy AI tool to address queries

The High Commission of India (HCI) in Canada and consulates in Toronto and Vancouver have been flooded with queries over the coronavirus pandemic by Persons of Indian Origin (PIO). With the number of calls increasing every day, the HCI decided to get in touch with conversation platform, Verloop.io and Portea Medical, a home healthcare company, to develop the automated multilingual chatbot.

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07/04/2020

Indian missions in Canada deploy AI tool to address queries

The High Commission of India (HCI) in Canada and consulates in Toronto and Vancouver have been flooded with queries over the coronavirus pandemic by Persons of Indian Origin (PIO). With the number of calls increasing every day, the HCI decided to get in touch with conversation platform, Verloop.io and Portea Medical, a home healthcare company, to develop the automated multilingual chatbot.

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07/04/2020

Indian missions in Canada deploy AI tool to address queries

The High Commission of India (HCI) in Canada and consulates in Toronto and Vancouver have been flooded with queries over the coronavirus pandemic by Persons of Indian Origin (PIO). With the number of calls increasing every day, the HCI decided to get in touch with conversation platform, Verloop.io and Portea Medical, a home healthcare company, to develop the automated multilingual chatbot.

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06/04/2020

Is telemedicine here to stay?

India’s fledgeling telemedicine industry has received a much-needed shot in the arm, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the virus already infecting over 1,965 people and killing 50 people in India at the time of writing this story, and a three-week national lockdown being declared to contain its spread, reaching out for medical help has been restricted. This is where telemedicine has emerged like a saviour, including in the diagnosis of COVID-19.

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01/04/2020

” Coronavirus: Free ‘teleconsultation’ launched in Karnataka”

The Karnataka government launched a free teleconsultation initiative to help citizens obtain information regarding COVID-19 and for clarifications of any sorts with regards to the pandemic. Citizens will now be able to directly interact with doctors through telephonic conversation. The service is being provided by Portea Medical and its team of doctors would be available for public consultation between 8 am to 8 pm. Arrangements have also been made to seek advice from doctors through the website

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30/03/2020

Indian healthcare companies see a big boost with govt move on telemedicine

The government’s recent notification regulating telemedicine amid the Covid-19 pandemic has given a boost to the business of health tech startups operating in the segment, despite certain restrictions imposed on prescribing medicines to first-time patients.

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29/03/2020

Bengaluru: Doctor rush to start apps as telemedicine takes off

The nation-wide lockdown has spurred a demand for online medical consultations, and many doctors are trying to start their own apps. Hospitals with telemedicine services are reporting a surge in the number of requests for video-call appointments from people who need medical advice or attention.

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28/03/2020

Telemedicine Comes to Rescue of Patients in Coronavirus Lockdown

Telemedicine Comes to Rescue of Patients in Coronavirus Lockdown

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27/03/2020

Cops haven’t understood essential services’: Doctors in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad tell tales of harassment

The first two days of State-announced lockdowns and curfews in Delhi resulted in a number of health workers in the National Capital being harassed by landlords or in some cases even being beaten up by the police

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27/03/2020

How WhatsApp chatbots are helping in the fight against Covid-19

Over the past week, a viral message on WhatsApp has been creating panic amongst users about the possibility of the novel coronavirus being aerosolized. The message consists of a legitimate news link but has been grossly misread by people thanks to the lack of scientific understanding and facts

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27/03/2020

Provide us a special permit to facilitate services: Healthcare providers to authorities

Amidst reports that some of their staff members have been maltreated while facilitating essential medical services, some home healthcare service providers and biotech companies have sought special permission to solve logistics issues.

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26/03/2020

Nationwide lockdown disrupts drug delivery

As Coronavirus grips Indian healthcare systems, start-ups and biotech companies are seeking clarity on essential services and special permission to solve logistics issues amid the 21-day national lockdown following incidents of staff dealing in essential medical equipment delivery “being beaten up” by local authorities.

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25/03/2020

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Confirmed cases soar at 11,439; Death toll rises to 377; MHA issues guidelines for lockdown.

Portea Medical has launched Chemotherapy at home services in Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. The service is intended to benefit people with cancer who have been undergoing chemotherapy at hospitals and are at a higher risk of developing infections in light of COVID-19.

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25/03/2020

Healthcare providers seek a special permit for services

Home healthcare service providers and biotech companies are seeking special permission to solve logistics issues as they report incidents of staff involved in essential medical equipment delivery “being beaten up”.

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25/03/2020

Home healthcare firms seek logistics help

Home healthcare service providers and biotech companies are seeking special permission to solve logistics issues as they report incidents of staff involved in essential medical equipment delivery “being beaten up”.

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25/03/2020

Home healthcare firms seek logistics help

Home healthcare service providers and biotech companies are seeking special permission to solve logistics issues as they report incidents of staff involved in essential medical equipment delivery “being beaten up”.

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24/03/2020

World TB Day 2020: Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Spinal Tuberculosis

World TB Day 2020: A person with spinal TB experiences back pain and painful movements in the early stages apart from fever and loss of appetite and weight. Read here to know more about spinal tuberculosis.

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23/03/2020

Apps that can help India tackle coronavirus

Portea Medical, along with Verloop and government of Goa, has launched Cobot-19, another chatbot to spread information and awareness. The bot has a similar model as MyGov bot, and it also provides help in Konkani. Moreover, Cobot-19 provides information on isolation wards in Goa and even the number of cases in Goa and India.

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23/03/2020

Healthtech Startups Seek Larger Role As Coronavirus Grips Indian Healthcare

Bengaluru-based home healthcare services provider Portea Medical has launched a chatbot named Cobot-19. Company’s MD and CEO Meena Ganesh said that Cobot-19, which is launched in association with Verloop.io and the state government of Goa, accessible via WhatsApp and is envisaged to be a one-stop source for the dissemination of all information related to Covid-19 such as symptoms, precautions and helpline details etc.

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21/03/2020

Coronavirus: Govt relies on WhatsApp chatbot to curb misinformation

The government on Friday released a chatbot on WhatsApp that will help authorities curb misinformation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak. Called MyGov Corona Helpdesk, the WhatsApp bot, launched by the MeitY and the Ministry of Health via Haptik, can be used to answer queries related to Covid-19.

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21/03/2020

Portea Medical, Verloop launch Cobot- 19 Chatbot

Portea Medical India’s leading home healthcare company, in partnership with Verloop, a Customer Support and Engagement Automation Platform has announced the launch of Cobot-19 Information and Awareness Chatbot.

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20/03/2020

Can beer cure coronavirus? Goa users ask Whatsapp COVID-19 chatbot

These are just some of the common coronavirus-related questions asked by anxious WhatsApp users in Goa, while chatting with Cobot-19, a chatbot launched by the state Health Ministry on Wednesday to create awareness about precautionary measures to be taken in view of the pandemic. Developed jointly by health care company Portea Medical and a customer support and engagement automation platform Verloop, Cobot-19, helps users to access to comprehensive details about COVID-19, how they can avoid it, what preventive measures are to be taken, and a list of helpline numbers they can refer to.

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20/03/2020

Goa govt launches chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit P Rane has launched a chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus among the citizens. The Chatbot has been developed in association with Portea Medical and Verloop

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20/03/2020

Now, tech-driven solutions to track coronavirus patients

With the coronavirus spreading across the country, several start-ups are coming up with technology-driven solutions to identify cases and help the government track the movement of those who have been tested positive. Portea has developed chatbot, which will disseminate information related to coronavirus.

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20/03/2020

Start-ups come up with tech-driven solutions to track coronavirus patients

With the coronavirus spreading across the country, several start-ups are coming up with technology-driven solutions to identify cases and help the government track the movement of those who have been tested positive.

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20/03/2020

Start-ups see disruption ahead amid COVID-19 scare

As the raging COVID-19 has been impacting the global businesses, startups too are reeling under uncertainty, with most start-ups facing issues like funding, supply/demand disruptions and operational suspension due to quarantines, travel restrictions, people working from home, cancellation of conferences and so on

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19/03/2020

Goa govt launches chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit P Rane has launched a chatbot to create awareness about coronavirus among the citizens. The Chatbot has been developed in association with Portea Medical and Verloop.

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19/03/2020

Portea Medical and Verloop launch chatbot in partnership Goa Government to disseminate information on Covid-19

Cobot-19, which operates via WhatApp, will help clear doubts about Covid-19 and provide info on precautions to be taken to avoid getting infected.

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17/03/2020

Startups Join Hands to Help Customers as COVID-19 Outbreak Reports Across India

Portea Medical is offering at-home tests and medical services, especially for the elderly. Portea Medical MD & CEO Meena Ganesh said one of the most serious outcomes of the coronavirus outbreak is that there could be an increase in the number of hospital-acquired infections.

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14/03/2020

Chronic diseases are crippling senior citizens in India

Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical – Director, @Portea Medical shares his view with The HealthSite on chronic disease management in the Indian elderly population. He sheds light on ways to care for the elderly population suffering from chronic ailments. He emphasizes health tech start-ups can play a great role by integrating tech and providing high quality and affordable home healthcare system comprising of elements like regular monitoring of a patient’s vitals, identifying evidence based treatment procedures, long-term follow-ups and ensuring adherence of treatment process.

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12/03/2020

Busting myths and taking precautions imperative to ward off the new Coronavirus

Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical Director, Portea Medical, said, “India’s massive population of senior citizens with waning immunity is highly vulnerable to viral infections like the new coronavirus. They should thus be constantly monitored and any variations in their health condition or appearance of symptoms of the flu or pneumonia should be taken very seriously.

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12/03/2020

Home based dialysis: an emerging industry

In his article published by @Express Healthcare, @Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical – Director, @Portea Medical explains the importance of dialysis at home and how it saves travel time, expenses and also ensures optimum hygiene. According to him, the need of the hour is a concerted effort from various stakeholders and governmental support for companies that provide services such as home dialysis assisted by technology.

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12/03/2020

Portea Medical spearheads the need for home healthcare

On Startup Central, Medical startup, Portea Medical spearheads the need for home healthcare as Coronavirus wreaks havoc for public health parameters across the globe.

Vishal Sehgal of PorteaMedical tells us how they provide critical care for patients who want to avoid hospitals.

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12/03/2020

Telemedicine service providers are turning out to be saviours as panic sets in

Telemedicine service providers in India are seeing a sharp spike in client requests for consultations through video calls as the fear of Covid-19 spreads with the number of cases increasing daily.

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12/03/2020

What’s a renal diet? Here’s what to eat, what to avoid to keep your bean-shaped organs healthy

A renal diet is a way of eating that will help protect your kidneys from further damage. Here’s what to eat and what to avoid if you have chronic kidney disease.

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11/03/2020

Busting myths and taking precautions imperative to ward off the new coronavirus

According to recent updates issued by the WHO, the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can infect people of all ages. The elderly and those with certain pre-existing medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease seem to be more vulnerable to its severity.

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05/03/2020

Don’t fall for the impostor syndrome, find your voice: Women need to become the change they want to see

Meena Ganesh, MD & CEO, Portea, feels that women must view themselves as people first, and not allow gender to become an obstacle.

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04/03/2020

Forbes India Self-Made Women: Meet the jury

A five-member panel took on the challenge of choosing 20 women achievers who have made a distinct name for themselves in their chosen fields. After poring over a formidable long list, they settled for those who exemplified courage and set benchmarks for others to emulate

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03/03/2020

Ageing the Healthy Way

The world is ageing fast. Whenever growing old is discussed, the thoughts that cross most minds would be how to remain healthy, have a social life, and be financially secure. The sunset years of life, when time is not a luxury anymore, can only be lived well if health and wealth aren’t your prime concerns.

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01/03/2020

Sleeping your way to mental health

Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical – Director, Portea Medical explains that it is important to understand that a person, who suffers from the inability to sleep which lasts longer than expected is an indication of an underlying mental illness. According to him, early diagnosis can help in time management and such patients can be referred to higher centres.

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29/02/2020

Only 1 in 10 people with rare diseases receive targeted treatment in India

Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical Director, Portea Medical, says, “Rare diseases are both a medical and social concern. People with these conditions not only suffer physically but also face a lot of emotional trauma. While screening is imperative in pregnant women to understand the risk factors, in case of children born with rare diseases, primary care plays an important role. Many of the diseases can be managed with replacement therapies administered for the patient’s entire life or other supportive therapies. This is where organizations like Portea can play a supportive role in the form of rehabilitation and helping them manage their condition at home.”

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29/02/2020

Patients of Rare Diseases rarely get Targeted Treatment in India

Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical Director, Portea Medical, said, “Rare diseases are both a medical and social concern. People with these conditions not only suffer physically but also face a lot of emotional trauma. While screening is imperative in pregnant women to understand the risk factors, in case of children born with rare diseases, primary care plays an important role. Many of the diseases can be managed with replacement therapies administered for the patient’s entire life, or other supportive therapies. This is where organizations like Portea can play a supportive role in the form of rehabilitation and helping them manage their condition at home.”

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29/02/2020

The focus must be on awareness, better R&D, and making genetic carrier screening mandatory in the country.

Estimates indicate that over 70 million people are affected by rare diseases in India. Despite their prevalence in a small segment of the population, they are emerging as a public health challenge in the country. Further, only 1 in 10 patients receive disease-specific treatment. On Rare Diseases Day, the need of the hour is to raise awareness on these conditions and the need for early-stage genetic screening in expectant mothers.

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29/02/2020

World Rare Disease Day: Only 1 in 10 receives disease-specific treatment

A rare disease is a health condition which has a low prevalence and affects a small number of people. The most common conditions include Haemophilia, Thalassemia, Sickle-cell Anaemia and Primary Immuno-deficiency in children, auto-immune diseases, and Lysosomal storage disorders.

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27/02/2020

Empowering People with Disabilities

When is a country termed ‘evolved’? Is it when there is economic progress or growth in aspects such as infrastructure, or is the degree of evolution is gauged by the manner in which it treats those who are not in the mainstream —those who are differently-abled

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24/02/2020

Home Health Care and Patient Safety in India

With a cultural drift towards nuclear families and working couple households, the demand for home-based care for the ailing seems to be growing rapidly.

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18/02/2020

Books from which Meena Ganesh imbibed ideas for her business

Meena Ganesh, the founder and chief executive officer of the healthcare company Portea, draws up a list of her favourite reads from which she drew inspiration for her business.

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18/02/2020

How a proper regulatory framework can help home healthcare achieve its full growth potential

Home-healthcare is growing fast but remains fragmented and unorganised – outside the preview of the regulatory structure of the healthcare sector, which included hospitals, clinics and primary healthcare centres.

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10/02/2020

‘Great things never come from staying in your comfort zone’ – 60 quotes from Indian startup journeys.

For someone struggling from a severe disease, like cancer, managing the acute illness goes beyond what the doctor does for the patient. – Meena Ganesh, Portea Medical

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10/02/2020

[The Turning Point] Triggered by personal struggles, Meena Ganesh founded healthcare startup Portea Medical

Around 2010, Meena Ganesh, alumni of IIM-Calcutta, was struggling between leading her life while making sure that her elderly parents were taken care of. Her father was diagnosed with cancer and post all the treatments in the hospitals, Meena was still in a plight

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10/02/2020

Advancements in home health

Technology such as predictive analytics and AI will help strengthen services in terms of personalisation, accuracy, seamlessness, and cost-effectiveness.

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04/02/2020

Cancer Patients Need Palliative Care

“People diagnosed with cancer need more than just treatment – they need to come to terms with their disease and requisite emotional and physical support. This is known as palliative care. When given in a timely manner, it can help in improving the patient’s quality of life and of their families” says Dr Vishal Sehgal, Medical Director, Portea.

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04/02/2020

I Am and I Will’ is the theme of World Cancer Day.

Studies worldwide suggest that men are 40% more likely to die from cancer and they are 16% more likely to get the disease than women.

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04/02/2020

Scheme not effectively implemented yet

Scheme not effectively implemented yet? However, private players seem happy with the budget allotted for the scheme.

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04/02/2020

World Cancer Day: India’s Healthtech Startups Fight The Battle

Despite medical technology advancing greatly in the last decade and before it, cancer remains one of the biggest battles for the medical fraternity, alongside HIV.

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03/02/2020

How startups and investors reacted to Budget 2020

From the deferment of taxes payable on ESOPs to focusing on emerging technology to improve digital connectivity, the startup ecosystem was a star in finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget speech for the financial year 2020-2021.Here’s a look at what stakeholders in the sector had to say about its impact on their businesses.

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01/02/2020

Budget 2020: FM’s booster dose for startups

The announcement of seed funding to support ideation and development of early-stage tech startups, tax incentives, and ESOPs will boost the country’s startup ecosystem, say, experts.

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01/02/2020

Union Budget 2020: Women Entrepreneurs Question Lack Of Direct Support

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget today for the financial year 2020-21. Unfortunately, the budget did very little to support the startup ecosystem directly and much less for women entrepreneurs who did not gain even a single mention in the budget.
https://inc42.com/features/union-budget-2020-women-entrepreneurs-bemoan-lack-of-direct-support/

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29/01/2020

Budget 2020: Start ups, innovations required for affordable healthcare

We hope to see some action around this in the upcoming budget,” said Meena Ganesh, MD and CEO of Portea Medical, a consumer healthcare brand.

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27/01/2020

Karnataka: Course change delights nurses, but some services may suffer

The Indian Nursing Council’s recent decision to phase out a diploma course for would-be nurses from the academic year 2021-22, replacing it with a longer, existing degree programme has touched off a debate among various stakeholders.

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27/01/2020

Union Budget 2020: Expectations from the healthcare industry | Deccan Herald

India has one of the lowest spendings on healthcare globally. While it was stated that the country is set to increase healthcare spending to 2.5% of the GDP by 2025, it continues to stand at 1%. We hope to see some action around this in the upcoming budget.

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23/01/2020

Portea Medical Changing India’s Healthcare | Startup

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11/01/2020

How India can prepare to take care of its senior citizens using tech

As a nation, we need to focus on capacity building at the systemic level to use technology to address the needs of our ageing population successfully

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06/01/2020

Healthcare Outlook 2020

Healthcare leaders and experts share their views on the trends to look out for in 2020

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04/01/2020

Then, now and how: the evolution of the Indian consumer WHAT’S HOT

In a world like never before, brands have evolved to match the changing palette of the millennial consumer. Digital revolution has not only transformed the way we shop but also impacted what we shop for.

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30/12/2019

The one thing I learnt in 2019…

It’s often said, “Change is the only constant”. And going by the experience of startup founders the world over, the one thing they have to be prepared for is change, be it personal or professional. But each change brings with it different learning. We speak to founders of four startups to find out that one thing they learnt this year and their takeaway from it.

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20/12/2019

Home Healthcare All Set to Transform Lives in Future

Even though much of the attention today is the millennial populace, the world needs to turn its attention to this looming ageing crisis.

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12/12/2019

Looking after the elderly: The challenges for a caregiver

Answering the Questions that affect a caregiver

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10/12/2019

70% women unable to proactively manage diabetes

Yes as per a recent analysis of diabetes patients by Portea Medical, India’s leading consumer healthcare brand, has revealed that men outnumber women exponentially when it comes to selecting a diabetes care plan.

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26/11/2019

Portea becomes the first home healthcare brand

Portea Medical has been awarded the ‘Mark of Sustained Quality’ by the Quality and Accreditation Institute (QAI) for a period of 3 years starting November 2019. With this, Portea Medical becomes the first home healthcare company to receive the accreditation for multiple cities including Bengaluru, Delhi, and Chennai.

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25/11/2019

Why pulmonary rehabilitation is crucial for people suffering from the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affects more than 250 million people worldwide and takes at least 3.15 million lives each year. With a dramatic increase in air pollution levels in metropolitans, this condition has grown to epidemic proportions in India.

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20/11/2019

Through Portea, We Aim To Provide A Holistic Solution To Diabetes Management: Meena Ganesh

India has over 50.9 million people suffering from diabetes and likely to go up to 80 million by 2025, India is on road to becoming the ‘Diabetes Capital’ of the world, says Meena Ganesh, Co-Founder, MD & CEO, Portea Medical. 

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18/11/2019

Closing The Gateway To Diabetes: Facts About Prediabetes

Prediabetes is a warning sign and an indication that an individual may go on to develop Type 2 diabetes later in life.

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18/11/2019

World Diabetes Day on 14th November: How the disease impacts men and women differently

The disease, symptoms and care may all be the same for both, men and women. However, the way body gets affected are different for both. On World Diabetes Day, let’s know these differences.

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17/11/2019

Are diabetic cases in Delhi on a rise?

A survey by Portea Medical proves that diabetes is on the rise and how men and women deal with it

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15/11/2019

How the life of a caregiver needs to be prioritised

Altruistic by nature, those who care for the infirm and elderly have a tough burden to bear. No infrastructure and facilities on one hand, and a total lack of care for the lives and well-being of these kind souls is the current scenario. By Meena Ganesh

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11/11/2019

Delhi air pollution: What experts believe?

Air pollution has twice the impact on lung function decline and increases the risk of COPD by three times as per research – Sehgal, Medical Director, Portea Medical

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04/11/2019

About 70% Women Unable To Manage Diabetes, Rely On Self-care: Portea Medical

Portea’s comprehensive findings from a study of over 12,000 patients indicate willingness in women to follow health recommendations. Need is to counsel both men and women on all aspects of diabetes

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26/10/2019

Home health care companies gear up to meet personnel crunch

Home health care companies are looking at options to address the anticipated problem of personnel shortage. The challenge is expected to be acute in the next few years. Leaders such as Portea, Nightingale and Philips are gearing up to meet this with technology and other emerging models.

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16/10/2019

Helping hands to the elderly and homeless

Mohammed Wasif and Mubeen Fatima run ‘Fatima Old Age Home’. They share their inspiration in working towards changing the life of women and brig hope to them on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, September 30, and on the side-lines of a wellness camp organised by Portea Medical, a consumer healthcare brand

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13/09/2019

These 10 startups are redefining healthcare in India

Over the past three decades, while India’s GDP has constantly grown at about seven percent, the country’s healthcare sector continues to lag behind. According to the Indian Medical Association, India’s healthcare spending remains low at 1.2 percent of the GDP. This is dismal, when compared with the US’s 17 percent or China’s 5.5 percent. Presently, India has just 0.7 doctors and 1.1 beds for every 1,000 of its citizens.

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15/06/2019

Ageing with Dignity

Protecting the elderly must go beyond ensuring their safety and health. They must be enabled to live with dignity, a factor that has been disregarded…

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31/05/2019

Home healthcare can improve healthcare outcomes per individual: Meena Ganesh, Portea Medical

In an interview with ETHealthworld, Meena Ganesh, MD & CEO of Portea Medical, Bangalore, discusses the advent and impact of home health care and how it is providing better and more affordable care to chronic disease and elder care patients.

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30/04/2019

New study finds plant-based diet heart friendly

A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, nuts and fish is considered beneficial for the heart. “Consumption of fruits and…

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30/04/2019

Regain lost movements, correct postural defects through Neurophysiotherapy

Neurophysiotherapy, a combination of neuroscience, exercise and movement science, helps people with nerve-related disorders lead a normal healthy life

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19/02/2019

How do you know if you have potassium deficiency?

Among all the different minerals that are extremely vital to the functioning of the human body, potassium has a very important role. The value of…

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16/02/2019

‘Get tested on time’

Cancer is one of the most dreadful but preventable non-communicable diseases. According to estimates by the Indian Council of Medical Research, about 8.8 lakh people…

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01/02/2019

QuickTake: founders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders react to Budget 2019

That the Interim Budget would be a populist one was expected, but Finance Minister Piyush Goyal topped expectations with positive surprises for farmers and the salaried middle class.

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29/01/2019

Can radiation from mobiles cause cancer?

With the number of people owning a mobile phone around the world expected to increase to about 67% by end of 2019, there will evidently be a further increase in the amount of time they spend on this device.

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12/01/2019

Caregivers need care, too

Despite a beneficial demographic dividend, the number of ageing is rising in India. Even globally, statistics indicate that the elderly population is expected to more than double to 2 billion by 2050

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11/01/2019

Healthcare trends that will shape the industry in 2019

The benefits of cost-effectiveness, post-surgery recuperation and care during critical or end-of-life stages at the comfort of patients’ home are increasingly being understood. The fact that even home intensive care units (ICUs) are considered both feasible and comforting represents a change on the horizon in terms of critical care in India.

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11/01/2019

Top 19 Startup Trends To Watch Out For In 2019 | Startup Central

In this episode of Startup Central, 19 big voices share trends that will shape the startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem in India in 2019. From sectors to business models to investment, here’s all you need to know.

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18/12/2018

Spreading Wings: Portea Medical offers specialised & critical care services

Spreading Wings: Portea Medical offers specialised & critical care services
By: FE Bureau | Published: December 17, 2018 3:34 AM
These services will help offer a better environment for recovery, cut costs and avoid hospital-acquired infections.
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Portea Medical, a leading consumer healthcare brand, has expanded its services to include a high-quality and comprehensive range of specialised home care.

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17/12/2018

Fitness tips from CEOs of start-ups in the health space

“I make it a point to prioritise my workouts. It’s not a “good-to-do” activity but a necessity that adds to my productivity and well-being. I go for a run or walk at the crack of dawn, and reflect on the activities for the day. I try and eat right things and generally avoid food containing refined sugar.”

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17/12/2018

MEENA GANESH, MD & CEO, Portea Medical, Bengaluru

“I make it a point to prioritise my workouts. It’s not a “good-to-do” activity but a necessity that adds to my productivity and well-being. I go for a run or walk at the crack of dawn, and reflect on the activities for the day. I try and eat right things and generally avoid food containing refined sugar.”

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15/12/2018

Fortune India Most Powerful Women summit 2018 (Ft. Meena Ganesh’s Panel Discussion)

Gender disparity at the workplace is a fact in India. While more and more employers in the organised sectors are encouraging women to join the workforce and stay on the job, gender equality at workplace is yet to go mainstream.The fourth edition of the Fortune India Most Powerful

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14/12/2018

Portea Medical sees traction for children and adolescents for home healthcare services

Portea Medical has observed a major shift in the demand dynamics of home healthcare services. Apart from the huge existing demand among the elderly and those needing post-operative care, there has been a marked surge in the infants and adolescent segment for these services.

The basket of services in the infant and adolescent categories includes neonatal care, hypertonia, torticollis (abnormal head position), physiotherapy for pre-term babies, cerebral palsy care, autism, Infantile epilepsy, Anaphylactic shock, Down’s Syndrome, and juvenile arthritis. It also offers a carefully designed Kanga and Roo programme. Under this, medically trained caregiver is assigned to help the mother and the newborn baby.

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12/12/2018

The #MeToo wake-up call for Indian startups

The #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, spearheaded by fearless women and some men, has rocked many workplaces across the world. Mint takes a look at what it means for the Indian startup ecosystem
“I strongly believe it’s important to create the right culture upfront, set certain standards on what is right behaviour and what is not,” says Meena Ganesh, CEO and MD, Portea Medical. Photo: Jithendra M/Mint

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07/12/2018

Portea Medical studies demand dynamics of home healthcare services

Portea Medical, India’s leading consumer healthcare provider, has observed a major shift in the demand dynamics of home healthcare services. Apart from the huge existing demand among the elderly and those needing post-operative care, there has been a marked surge in the infants and adolescent segment for these services. About 7% of Portea’s patients are below 14 years of age, and this segment is growing 1.3 times faster (CAGR of 70%) than the company’s total patient base. Home care offerings today are positioned on ‘convenience’ and ‘affordability’ and have clearly found connect with the younger segment (early adopters of the tech-driven new age offerings).

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01/12/2018

I’ve been an entrepreneur for 30 years and here are 10 things I learned: Portea Co-founder Meena Ganesh

One of the biggest decisions in everyone’s life pertains to their career trajectory. Do you want to be work for an organisation all your life or are you ready to take the plunge into becoming an entrepreneur? I chose the latter. While the journey towards such a life may not have been easy there has been much to take away and learn. My journey as an entrepreneur has moulded me into as a more rounded individual — professionally and personally.

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23/11/2018

Home healthcare: Equipped for patient care at home

From ensuring that all medicines are available on hand to hiring a full-time attendant to purchasing medical equipment that makes life a little easier for both, it is a time-consuming and back-breaking labour of love.

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02/11/2018

Portea Medical and Innoven Capital organize health camps for elderly across 4 cities in India

PUNE: Portea Medical, India’s leading consumer healthcare provider, recently conducted health checkup camps for the elderly in partnership with InnoVen Capital, a firm that provides venture debt. Under the partnership, 26 health camps were organized at multiple NGOs across four cities.

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01/11/2018

This IIM Alumnus is Making Healthcare Accessible to the Masses

Coming from a reasonably conservative South Indian family, Ganesh was not exposed to the idea of setting up a business and chose to pursue a corporate career after IIM Calcutta. Ganesh says, “My entry into business happened in 2000 when the concept of offering remote IT/IT-enabled services were just starting to take off and we started our first start-up (CustomerAsset).”

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20/10/2018

Home healthcare is growing fast but needs regulations

Home as a virtual hospital – that’s the future. The market for home healthcare in India is projected to reach $6.2 billion by 2020 at a CAGR of 18 per cent from $3.2 billion in 2016, according to a report by Cyber Media Research. One of the reasons is that India has just 0.7 beds per 1,000 people.

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29/09/2018

Home Healthcare sector mulls tapping colleges to quell manpower crunch

With manpower shortage likely to be a major challenge in the near future, home healthcare companies are looking at different options to attract and retain talent in order mitigate this risk. The fledgling industry, which has very few multi-state players, expects the challenge to become acute in the next few years.

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27/09/2018

‘Meena Ganesh, Portea Medical: The Patient Healer

For Meena Ganesh, entrepreneurship was nowhere in radar in her early academic years. It was all about being a professor and taking up research. But fate, it seems, had a different proposition for her.

Today, Ganesh (54) is counted amongst India’s foremost business leaders and most successful entrepreneurs. She has carved a name for herself as the MD and CEO of Portea Medical, a venture she set up in 2013.

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16/09/2018

From Policy Hurdles To Affordable Healthcare For All: HealthTech Startups Share Their Expectations From Budget 2018

This article is part of the special coverage of the upcoming Union Budget 2018 from the lens of Indian startup ecosystem. In this pre-budget series, we’ll shed light on major expectations of the startups from Budget 2018 for various industries including healthtech across all the key areas including taxation.

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07/09/2018

Portea FY17 revenue up by 57%, losses narrow

Health Vista India Pvt. Ltd, which runs home healthcare services provider Portea Medical, has registered 57% growth in revenue and significantly narrowed its losses for the financial year 2016-17, against the previous year.

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08/08/2018

Meena Ganesh on how good customer service proved to be a shot in the arm for Portea’

With nearly three decades of experience in industries including healthcare, consulting, technology, outsourcing, education, and ecommerce, Meena Ganesh, MD & CEO of Portea Medical is one of Fortune India’s 50 ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’ and a #Wpower Trailblazer by Forbes India in 2017.

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08/08/2018

Startup Wednesday (Interview with Ms Meena Ganesh)

Healthcare is one of the primary focus areas of some start-ups who are disrupting this space with their latest offering. On Start up Wednesday, watch a special interview with Meena Ganesh of Portea healthcare.

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23/06/2018

Portea – In good health after 4yeras of operation

Home healthcare provider Portea’s success underlines the wisdom in focussing on lesser tapped customer segments for a steady route to growth. Not only has the company chosen to remain “patient-centred” as opposed to “provider-centred”, it also wants to specialise in a way that keeps its growth in line with its philosophy of effective continuity of care.

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13/06/2018

Portea’s app now enables patients to access video-based consultations

Portea Medical will now provide its physiotherapy patients customized video-based exercise programs prescribed by Portea physiotherapists, educational content, clinical questionnaires, as well as consult with Portea physiotherapists via their smartphone, tablet or computer.

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31/05/2018

Portea Medical expands digital health initiatives for physiotherapy with Physitrack

Bangalore: Portea Medical has expanded its digital health initiatives with the launch of a project in collaboration with patient engagement solution, Physitrack.

Under the initiative, Portea Medical’s physiotherapy patients around India can access customized video-based exercise programs prescribed by Portea physiotherapists, educational content, clinical questionnaires, as well as consult with Portea physiotherapists via their smartphone, tablet or computer through the Portea App which been integrated with PhysiApp from Physitrack.

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17/05/2018

How Portea is helping senior citizens take care of all their health requirements from the comfort of their homes

India is slated to be the world’s youngest country by 2020. However, the other side of the coin, according to the State of Elderly in India Report 2014, is that by 2050, the elderly will constitute 20 per cent of the total population in the country. Already, India has 104 million elderly persons (aged 60 years or above) making it home to the world’s second largest senior population after China.

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13/04/2018

Portea Medical to close $25 m funding round led by Sapre

BENGALURU: Home healthcare firm Portea Medical is set to close a $25 million (Rs 160 crore) funding round led by private equity firm Sabre Capital. This comes two years after it raised its last round of funding of $37.5 million.

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13/06/2017

Portea Medical expands digital health initiatives for physiotherapy with Physitrack

Bangalore: Portea Medical has expanded its digital health initiatives with the launch of a project in collaboration with patient engagement solution, Physitrack.

Under the initiative, Portea Medical’s physiotherapy patients around India can access customized video-based exercise programs prescribed by Portea physiotherapists, educational content, clinical questionnaires, as well as consult with Portea physiotherapists via their smartphone, tablet or computer through the Portea App which been integrated with PhysiApp from Physitrack.

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21/09/2016

Portea Medical, One Of India’s Largest Home Care Providers, Gets $37.5M From Accel

Portea Medical, a startup that provides in-home healthcare in India, has raised a $37.5 million Series B led by returning investor Accel.

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08/09/2016

Dr. Maiya on Physiotherapy

Our expert Dr M Udaya Kumar Maiya, Medical Director, Portea Medical, shares 10 key things every patient consulting a physiotherapist should keep in mind.

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08/09/2016

Physiotherapy: For better health and living

Physiotherapy – a drug-free way of healing physical ailments – is one of the fastest growing healthcare practices over the world. And it is emerging as the preferred choice to cure aches in areas like the back and neck.

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08/09/2016

Physiotherapy: Going beyond medication

Speaking to The Hans India, Dr. M Udaya Kumar Maiya, Medical Director, Portea Medical said, “Studies have shown that physiotherapy is effective in treating and managing arthritis, diabetes-associated disabilities, stroke and brain injury rehabilitation, spinal cord injury recovery and a range of respiratory conditions.

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07/09/2016

At home with care

As healthcare remains one of the most vibrant job creators, we take a look at career prospects in physiotherapy as well as the growing footprint of home healthcare professions in the job market.

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07/09/2016

Home Healthcare Provider Portea gets $37.5m funding

Home healthcare provider Portea Medical said on Sunday it had received $37.5 million for business expansion in its latest funding round, led by venture capital firm Accel Partners.

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05/09/2016

Teacher’s Day Special

We often forget the problems our teachers face while giving us the ‘gift of knowledge’, but today should be the day we acknowledge all that they’ve done for us despite it posing a risk to their health.

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09/08/2016

Meena Ganesh wins Woman Ahead award

The ET StartUp Award goes to Meena Ganesh for “exceptional success in combining the best attributes of entrepreneurship and investing, and for being a role model.”

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08/08/2016

ET Startup Awards 2016

As a founder and investor, Meena Ganesh has created winner after winner. She is nothing short of a role model for women entrepreneurs in the country, especially in a startup ecosystem starved of women leaders.

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29/07/2016

Portea awarded “Health-tech startup of the year”

Portea was the joint winner (with Netmeds) of the “Health-tech startup of the year” at the NDTV Unicorn Awards. In addition, Portea was nominated for the “Dreamchaser of the Year” and Meena was nominated as “Women Entrepreneur of the Year”.

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17/07/2016

Portea Medical scouts for acquisitions

Portea Medical, run by Health Vista India Pvt. Ltd, is scouting for its fourth acquisition in an endeavour to emerge as the largest home healthcare service provider in the country, chairman Krishnan Ganesh told DEALSTREETASIA.

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23/06/2016

KIMS and Portea Medical announce partnership

KIMS Group of Hospitals and Portea Medical announced a partnership to expand the delivery of Portea’s comprehensive, tech-enabled home healthcare services to patients of KIMS Hospitals in Secunderabad and Kondapur.

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26/03/2016

Portea Medical acquires Health Mantra

Portea Medical, the healthcare company, has acquired home medical equipment service provider Health Mantra India. The acquisition was made for an undisclosed consideration of cash and stock.

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09/02/2016

Old is gold: How Kolkata’s greying population is feeding a new kind of business

A drive down Kolkata’s spine, the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass that connects the north and south, will tell you what the city is really worried about.

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26/01/2016

Portea acquires majority stake in IIT-Mumbai-alumni startup PSTakeCare

Portea Medical announced that it has taken a majority stake in healthtech startup PSTakeCare, which connects stakeholders in the healthcare delivery ecosystem.

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14/12/2015

Portea brings convenience in healthcare for home-bound patients and their families

Many stories of pain, suffering, neglect and haphazard care are hidden inside countless homes where a family member is a patient of a chronic disease. It’s exactly what K Ganesh and Meena Ganesh experienced when a close family member was diagnosed with cancer.

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09/12/2015

INTERVIEW: Dr. Udaya Kumar Maiya, Medical Director, Portea Medical, Bengaluru

Dr. Udaya Kumar Maiya, Medical Director, Portea Medical, Bengaluru, talks to ETHealthworld about how home healthcare can bring a huge change in the lives of the patients and benefit the hospitals as well.

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23/11/2015

Portea Medical acquires MedybizPharma

Home-focused healthcare platform Portea Medical today announced that it had acquired speciality pharmaceutical distributor MedybizPharma. The acquisition was made for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.

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09/06/2015

Portea to roll out mobile app for patients

Portea Medical will be launching a patient app next month that is expected to take care of all the non-tertiary healthcare needs of a patient, said Portea Medical co-founder and chairman K Ganesh.

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25/03/2015

Portea Medical partners with Cumbala Hill Hospital

In a bid to provide adequate care to the cardiac surgery patients, Portea Medical has tied up with the country’s oldest hospitals Cumbala Hill to offer post-operative care delivered in the comfort of their homes.

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12/02/2015

Home is where the healing process begins

From geriatric care to pediatric support for special children and oncological support to cancer patients at home, the clinic has now moved to one’s own nest.

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08/02/2015

Home care nursing goes hi-tech with tablets and smartphones

Over the past three years, a clutch of professional home healthcare companies have started in the country and in the process they are making nurses more high-tech.

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06/02/2015

Home medical care startups target healthcare biz

Startups as well as established players in the healthcare space are targeting specific age groups who need long term healthcare solutions.

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06/02/2015

Portea Medical Takes Emotional Route in First TV Campaign

Portea Medical has rolled out its first commercial video and has taken an emotive route to reach out to its consumers trying to convey that a person can heal faster and in a best possible manner in the home environment, post-treatment in hospital.

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28/01/2015

Portea brings wearable devices to benefit patients

Bengaluru-based Portea Medical Pvt. Ltd. is working closely with Qualcomm Ventures to bring point-of-care and wearable devices for its home-based healthcare services in India.

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22/11/2014

Manipal Health Collaborates with Portea Medical

Manipal Health Enterprises Ltd, the healthcare arm of Manipal Group, has entered into a strategic partnership with the Bangalore-based healthcare startup Portea Medical Pvt Ltd to offer post-operative care to patients at their homes, according to a press release.

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