How technology is checking health corruption in India
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
In 2011 Amarendra Kumar learned that a doctor at one of Delhi’s biggest hospitals was pushing for his baby niece to have a heart operation she didn’t need.
“I was speechless,” Mr Kumar said. He got second and third opinions that confirmed the baby only required monitoring.
A year earlier he had watched his friend Amit Bhagat run in circles trying to find a trustworthy doctor after his father suffered a heart attack.
The traumas spurred the business graduates to design their first start-up, Surgerica, to make it easier to find good doctors. The online marketplace launched last year lists health providers across India and lets users rate their performance.
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