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Founded1999 (1999)
HeadquartersChennai, India
Key people
Sunil Shroff

Medindia was launched in 1999 and was among the first few health websites from India. It was founded by Chennai-based urologist.[1] In 2001 it was programmed also to be made available on Wireless Application Protocol and could be accessed on mobile phones.[2] The website along with a community social networking platform caters to the online health information needs of both the medical professionals and consumers.[3][4][5] Its directory section covers doctors, hospitals, medical institutions, dental colleges, nursing colleges, pharmacy colleges and information about undergraduate and postgraduate medical courses.[6] It allows patients to manage their health record online and also offers free and paid online consultations to consumers.[7] Some of Medindia's android health applications can be downloaded from popular websites.[8][9] The space management of the site may not be as optimum as desired.[10][11]

Medindia promotes the use of computers and medical informatics among doctors and gives away part of its profits to an organization called Medical Computer Society of India.[12] This society organizes national conferences on medical informatics and telemedicine under the banner MEDITEL to promote the use of information technology to improve healthcare in India.[13][14][15][16]


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