The investment will be made over the next three years and Healthians plans to expand to other major cities such as Hyderabad and Chennai and bring at least 12 labs under its management.
Delhi-based online diagnostics startup Healthians plans to expand its operations to south India in coming years, it said in a release. On Friday, the company announced the launch of its operations in Bengaluru and opened a fully automated pathology lab.
The technology-driven platform plans to expand its footprint in other major cities such as Hyderabad and Chennai at an investment of Rs 50 crore over the next three years.
Healthians Founder and CEO Deepak Sahni said,
“We have witnessed substantial growth in the past year in north India, and have perfected our model in multiple cities before heading for Pan India expansion. Based on our market survey and customer demand, South India is our first move for a mega expansion planned in 2019. Unlike traditional business we don't want to dominate just one single market and clearly see the demand from all parts of India.”
The company said it will begin its planned expansion with Bengaluru, and look to include several new diagnostic services. It will offer free home sample collection and free doctor and diet consultation. It will also offer free blood pressure and blood sugar checks when they first book a test.
“We have launched operations in Bengaluru with the state of the art pathology lab, and plan to bring over 12 more labs under our management within the next 18-24 months to support our operations in South India,” Sahni added.
Founded in 2015, the doorstep diagnostic services provider offers precision-driven labs to ensure accuracy and perfection in tests. The company has operations in 21 cities including Delhi NCR, Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Dehradun Jaipur, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Sonipat, Meerut, Panipat, Ambala, Karnal, Mohali and Panchkula.