ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, today announced that it has successfully deployed its telemedicine service Ask a Doctor across the length and breadth of the state of Rajasthan, India through more than 33,000 kiosks. This deployment is part of the Govt. of Rajasthan’s ambitious eMitra initiative, an e-governance service implemented in all 33 districts of Rajasthan.
The State Government’s eMitra service targets the 73.5 million people of Rajasthan, in terms of improving their lives by educating them as also allowing them to avail on all the benefits being offered to the citizens by the Government, through franchisee run kiosks spread across the length and breadth of the state. eMitra kiosks and counters make it possible for people residing in all corners of Rajasthan to avail various services and get their work done without running around in government offices.
RISL, on behalf of Govt. of Rajasthan and Ebix has jointly signed an agreement for the launch of “Ask a Doctor” service through eMitra platform wherein any resident can seek advice from a doctor about his or her health issues. eMitra has a wide spread IT enabled unified network of 33,000 kiosks, out of which 22,000 kiosks are operational in rural areas up to the Gram Panchayats. The service is especially aimed at benefiting the rural citizens who can walk-in into any eMitra kiosk and can get answers to their questions from doctors/ medical specialists from all over the world by making a nominal payment. The medical advisory services by Ebix are provided through its online network of approximately 15,000 Physicians and Surgeons spread across 50 specialties including alternative medicine.
Ebix’s specially created telemedicine service in Rajasthan, will provide expert advice on most of the common health needs of the citizens on 24x7 basis in the most often spoken language of Hindi in the state. Through the “Ask a Doctor” service, a citizen can get answers online on email or on their mobile phones within a day’s time. “Ask A Doctor” service allows a consumer to write a health query, attach a picture or upload a lab report and post to doctors across the world in just a few clicks. The service was deployed after an extensive round of on-site testing by both parties.
Robin Raina, President & CEO, Ebix said, “We are excited to be partnering with the Govt. of Rajasthan to provide expert medical advice to the citizens of the state in every remote corner of this large state, that has a an area of approximately 342 thousand kilometers and a population of approximately 73.5 million. The expanse of this effort and what it sets out to do can be further outlined by the rich cultural diversity that defines the glorious state of Rajasthan across the world.”
eMitra is an ambitious e-governance initiative of Government of Rajasthan (GoR) aimed at educating people about government policies and schemes available for their benefit while simultaneously helping them avail these benefits and improve their living standards. Implemented in all 33 Districts of Rajasthan, e-Mitra employs the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model to allow citizens to avail various services in the public and private sectors in the comfort of their homes using an e- platform or digital media.
Through e-Mitra people can avail around 200 services online including government schemes related to their agricultural needs, schemes related to rural development, mobile pill payment services and other community-based services. These services are delivered via counters known as CSC (Common Service Center) kiosks in rural areas and via e-Mitra kiosks in urban areas, and online through www.emitra.gov.in.
About the Ask a Doctor Service
The Ask a Doctor service from Ebix provides consumers quick and easy access to doctors, anytime, anywhere. At any time of day, more than 100 doctors are online and ready to answer questions. Ask a Doctor global network is made up of more than 15,000 doctors from more than 50 specialties. The service can be accessed on http://www.healthcaremagic.com.
About A.D.A.M. and Ebix, Inc.
A.D.A.M. is the world’s most followed health brand with more than 2.9 million twitter followers. A.D.A.M. is a business unit of Ebix focused on providing innovative multimedia health content trusted by best-in-class websites, consumer health portals, healthcare, biomedical, medical device, pharmaceutical, and academic organizations. For more information, visit the business unit’s website at www.adam.com or visit https://twitter.com/DailyHealthTips.
A leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, financial and healthcare industries, Ebix, Inc., (NASDAQ:EBIX) provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and risk compliance solutions to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry.
With 40+ offices across Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, the US and the UK, Ebix powers multiple exchanges across the world in the field of life, annuity, health and property & casualty insurance while conducting in excess of $100 billion in insurance premiums on its platforms. Through its various SaaS-based software platforms, Ebix employs hundreds of insurance and technology professionals to provide products, support and consultancy to thousands of customers on six continents. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.ebix.com.