Online doctor consultation platform Lybrate on Monday said that it was launching its consultation service on Facebook’s Messenger app via its new bot.
The company said that its bot on Messenger will help people ask a health-related query from its network of over 100,000 doctors in real-time, and gain seamless access to authenticated medical content that is shared by healthcare experts themselves.
Lybrate has also integrated a health quiz in the Messenger bot to make the platform more engaging for users.
“While we are making doctor availability seamless through our online doctor consultation platform via Messenger, our innovative solution in the form of a health quiz will help in spreading more awareness about health issues,” said Saurabh Arora, Founder and CEO, Lybrate.
Lybrate has over 100,000 doctors on its platform from more than 50 specialties from across India.
The company was founded by former professionals from Facebook and Snapdeal in 2014. It raised $10.2 million from Tiger Global, Nexus Venture Partners and Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons Ratan Tata in Series A funding in July 2015. It had received $1.23 million in seed funding in August 2014. Lybrate is also Indian Medical Association’s digital partner.