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Mumbai, India, November 22, 2021: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M Ltd.), one of India’s leading automotive companies, today announced that it has partnered with Practo, India’s leading integrated healthcare company, to empower its employees and their family members with signature corporate health and wellness plans.
The health plans will provide convenient, affordable, and 24*7 access to high-quality care. From online consultations with verified doctors across 23+ specialties, (including General Physician, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gynaecology, Pediatrics) preventive health check-ups and conducting general healthcare sessions to meeting pharmaceutical needs (across 250+ cities), these health plans are specially crafted keeping in mind the demands of working professionals.
Rajeshwar Tripathi, Chief Human Resource Officer – Auto & Farm Sectors, M&M Ltd., said, “Mahindra is driven by a people first approach and ensuring the overall well-being of our employees has always been a primary focus. The Practo partnership provides our employees and their families, access to a vast network of verified specialists and healthcare partners with great ease and convenience. This will empower our employees to take charge of their own health needs by proactively seeking preventive or corrective measures where necessary.”
Shikha Saxena, President, Practo, said, “Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have increasingly realized the need for health plans that are holistic, well-structured, more personalized and all-encompassing. Considering how specialities like mental health have also gained awareness, employees seek for a one-stop solution that is tailored to their needs. At Practo, we offer a comprehensive plan that includes online doctor consultation, in-person appointment booking facilities, express medicine deliveries, quality health check-ups, access to qualified psychological counsellors coupled with employee assistance programs and reliable health information. We are happy to partner with M&M Ltd and truly believe that our health plans will help their employees to prioritize and take control of their health.”
This partnership underpins the government’s vision to take the country and its people towards a digital future that fosters greater connectivity and a more efficient healthcare system. By enabling an omni channel approach to deliver care, more people can be taken into the fold of quality advanced medical care. To successfully drive this initiative and help ensure optimal outcomes, Practo will be closely working with M&M to extend its support through different stages – from on boarding to sharing utilization insights.
Founded in 1945, the Mahindra Group is one of the largest and most admired multinational federation of companies with 260,000 employees in over 100 countries. It enjoys a leadership position in farm equipment, utility vehicles, information technology and financial services in India and is the world’s largest tractor company by volume. It has a strong presence in renewable energy, agriculture, logistics, hospitality and real estate.
The Mahindra Group has a clear focus on leading ESG globally, enabling rural prosperity and enhancing urban living, with a goal to drive positive change in the lives of communities and stakeholders to enable them to Rise.
Practo, the country’s leading integrated healthcare company, connects the entire health ecosystem together – including patients, doctors, clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, diagnostics, and other partners - to generate exceptional value and service for all, especially the end consumers. It integrates different parts of the patients’ healthcare journey so they can have one seamless experience, right from finding and booking an appointment with verified doctors, consulting verified doctors online with ETA as low as 60 seconds, getting medicine and lab tests at the doorstep, and accessing insightful health articles authored by verified doctors. Practo also makes software products that help healthcare providers - ranging from small clinics to large hospitals - digitize and deliver more efficient and higher quality healthcare to millions of patients around the world.
As technology becomes an integral part of healthcare, Practo has also become an essential enabler in helping doctors understand the nuances of managing and securely storing all health data. Practo encrypts all data with 256-bit encryption, uses HIPAA-compliant data centers, and is one of the few healthcare companies to be ISO 27001 certified. Practo is present in 20+ countries, helps 18 crore+ patients a year, and connects patients with 1 lakh+ verified doctor partners.
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