WebHealthCentre.com, an online health portal promoted by Tata
Consultancy Services in association with Web Health Systems, has
launched new online services.
Patients can now, with
the help of these online services, fix appointments with doctors,
can get their diagnostic test reports from medical laboratories
and access health directory for relevant information on hospitals,
doctors and chemist shops in Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.
The services can be
accessed on a PC or on a mobile phone. Dr Sumanth Raman, who looks
after the marketing of the site, says though the services are
offered free now, it would eventually become a pay site. He
expects revenues of at least Rs 2.50 crore in the next
two-to-three years from these services.
The website is in the
process of registering various doctors, hospitals, clinics and
laboratories. Raman says: Till now revenues largely came from
sponsorship support - from companies like Hindustan Lever and
Reckit and Coleman - aggregating to about Rs 50 lakh in the last
Talks are on with a
couple of foreign governments, which are interested in putting up
similar sites in their countries. Its a comprehensive site
of around 23,000 to 24,000 pages; no other site gives this kind of
information. Its a one-stop shop for healthcare services, he
says. The new web service is developed on Microsoft .Net framework
by Microsoft .Net Centre of Excellence, Mumbai. TCS is a Microsoft
Certified Solution Provider.
Announcing the launch,
TCS CEO S Ramadurai said: The TCS health portal is envisaged as
an important nodal point for the dissemination of health-related
information in India. It will immensely benefit the medical
community and the public at large. The multi-institutional online
consultation is the first of its kind in India. This unique
confluence of technology with convenience is in line with our
commitment to the social cause. The implementation of the .NET
application has enabled us to add on a whole range of other
value-added benefits for our users.
Microsoft India MD Rajiv
Kaul says: In todays world it is essential to integrate
existing disjointed tools of vast data with web services built
using the .NET platform. These islands of information can
interoperate seamlessly, offering a comprehensive
solution to end-users. We are confident that the implementation of
.NET application at Webhealthcentre.com will help it become a
single-point for health-related information and hence offer
enhanced value to the medical community and the general public.