FICCI collaborates with Practo to strengthen employee health and wellness

FICCI collaborates with Practo to strengthen employee health and wellness


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  • Source: AP

  • Date: 19 Aug,2021

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) has today announced its collaboration with Practo, India’s leading integrated healthcare company, to strengthen its employee health and wellness policy. This partnership will enable over 520 FICCI employees and their families to opt for free online consultations with doctors across 23+ specialities, in addition to services like medicine delivery, health checkups and mental health sessions.
Practo’s Corporate health plans went on to record a 100% quarter-on-quarter growth since the beginning of the year, to now cover over 500 companies. Currently, these health plans cover more than one million employees and their families that constitute nearly two million people in the country. The recent collaboration with FICCI only reinstates the increasing trust in digital healthcare amid a global health crisis.

Practo’s corporate health and wellness plans provide easy and convenient access to high-quality healthcare services round the clock. Apart from covering regular specialities like General Physician, Gynaecology, and Pediatrics, these plans also include super specialities like Cardiology, Oncology, and Neurology.
Siddhartha Nihalani, Product Head, Practo, said, “With health and wellness becoming the topmost priority for people, employers are taking strategic approaches to help and safeguard their employees. Technological advancements are facilitating varied alternatives for workplace wellness, and Covid-19 pandemic meant that digital health has an even greater role to play for the workforce. FICCI joining the list of over 500 corporates that use our plans shows the momentum these plans have gained and we are confident that we will be able to sustain it in the coming days.”

Mr Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI, said, “We believe in Practo’s commitment to provide high-quality healthcare services to society, and in supporting the country’s working professional community. Practo and FICCI management will be working closely on every step – from integrating employees to familiarizing them with myriad care services. Meanwhile, the management team will closely monitor service utilization and provide employees with the best of healthcare services.”
About Practo:
Practo, the country’s leading integrated healthcare company, connects the entire health ecosystem together – patients, doctors, clinics, hospitals, pharmacy, diagnostics, and other partners, to generate exceptional value and service for all, especially the end consumers. It integrates different parts of the patients’ healthcare journey so they can have one seamless experience, right from finding and booking an appointment with verified doctors, consulting verified doctors online with ETA as low as 60 seconds, getting medicine and lab tests at the doorstep, and accessing insightful health articles authored by verified doctors. Practo also makes software products that help healthcare providers ranging from small clinics to large hospitals digitize and deliver more efficient and higher quality healthcare to millions of patients around the world.
As technology becomes an integral part of healthcare, Practo has also become an essential enabler in helping doctors understand the nuances of managing and securely storing all health data. Practo encrypts all data with 256-bit encryption, uses HIPAA compliant data centers, and is one of the few healthcare companies to be ISO 27001 certified. Practo is present in 20 countries, helps 18 crore+ patients a year and connects patients with 1 lakh+ verified doctor partners.

Established in 1927, FICCI is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India. Its history is closely interwoven with India’s struggle for independence, its industrialization, and its emergence as one of the most rapidly growing global economies.
A non-government, not-for-profit organisation, FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry. From influencing policy to encouraging debate, engaging with policy makers and civil society, FICCI articulates the views and concerns of industry. It serves its members from the Indian private and public corporate sectors and multinational companies, drawing its strength from diverse regional chambers of commerce and industry across states, reaching out to over 2,50,000 companies.
FICCI provides a platform for networking and consensus building within and across sectors and is the first port of call for Indian industry, policy makers and the international business community.

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