Article by YAMU.lk
Our first Sri Lankan healthtech startup is oDoc, which is an app that connects patients with doctors for video consultation on their mobile phone with a simple process that allows patients to send notes or any existing reports and be talking to a doctor, all within a few minutes.
In a country like Sri Lanka where access and quality of healthcare services can vary quite significantly from city to city, an app like oDoc presents a great opportunity to offer the best consultations to patients anywhere on the island. Once a consultation is concluded the doctor will provide a e-prescription which the patient can present at pharmacies for their medication.
A few weeks ago oDoc closed on a US$1 million seed round, the largest seed investment round for any sturtuр in Sri lanka. With a team including doctors, Stanford PhDs, ex-senior executives of the John Keells Group and a veteran lead investor in Mr. Ajit Gunewardene, oDocs prospects of going global with their products seems very promising.