Ambulance in 8 minutes: This start-up is doing to healthcare what Blinkit, Zepto did with grocery


RED.Health, formerly known as StanPlus, is an Indian healthtech start-up that is aiming to revolutionize the emergency response system in the country. The company was founded in 2016 by Prabhdeep Singh, and since then, it has raised $22.6 million from investors like HealthQuad, Kalaari Capital, and HealthX Capital Singapore, among others.

According to a report published by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), 98.5% of ambulances in India exist to carry dead bodies, 90% of ambulances are without any equipment/oxygen, and 95% of ambulances have untrained personnel. Furthermore, most of the doctors in the country have no formal training in emergency medical services (EMS), and there is a misuse of government ambulances. Additionally, 30% of mortality in the country is due to delays in emergency care.

RED.Health aims to address these challenges with its unique solutions. The company has segmented itself into four verticals, including RED Ambulances, RED Assist, RED Priority Clinics, and RED Academy. All these verticals are being built and integrated by deploying technology to become a full-stack emergency response platform.

RED Ambulances is the most important tool that is giving a major push to the healthcare industry in India. The company claims to provide an eight-minute ambulance service at the users’ doorstep. The ambulance is dispatched in less than a minute, and then the patient is taken to the nearest RED Priority Clinic. Currently, the company has a fleet of more than 5,000 ambulances and 10 air ambulances, and it has partnered with over 300 hospitals and 1,200 medical care experts to assist patients across the country.

RED Assist is another platform that is used to handle emergencies in situations like a passenger falling ill while in a cab or some emergencies that can happen mid-air in flights. RED Assist primarily concerns itself with connecting a patient to a doctor in real-time.

RED Priority Clinics are the next step in the emergency response system, where patients can receive immediate care from a team of doctors and nurses. These clinics are equipped with advanced medical technologies and trained personnel to ensure that patients receive the best care possible.

To support these three products, RED.Health has also come up with the RED Academy, which focuses on training and development of the workforce. The company has created its own training modules to ensure that its personnel are trained to handle any emergency situation that may arise.

While RED.Health’s presence is currently limited to a few cities in India, including Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, and Kochi, the company has plans to expand to over 200 cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai, in the next quarter.

Overall, RED.Health is on a mission to disrupt the healthtech industry in India by providing a reliable, efficient, and accessible emergency response system to the masses. While the road ahead may be long, the company’s commitment to solving this problem for the people of India is unwavering, and it is poised to become a major player in the healthtech space in the country.

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