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Now you can chat with a doctor on Facebook Messenger

Online doctor consultation platform Lybrate on Monday, announced the launch of its new chatbot, which will allow people to consult doctors and seek their opinion on health matters on Facebook Messenger.

Devika Singh        Last Updated: May 3, 2016  | 11:46 IST
Now you can chat with a doctor on Facebook Messenger

Online doctor consultation platform Lybrate on Monday, announced the launch of its new chatbot, which will allow people to consult doctors and seek their opinion on health matters on Facebook Messenger.

Lybrate, which claims to be India's largest online doctor consultation service, informed that the bot will help people connect to over 10,000 doctors on this platform and get the answers for their health queries in real time.

"It is exciting to be India's first healthcare company to be on Messenger platform and be able to provide smooth doctor access to people and enable them to consume health information that is shared by doctors who have amassed a wealth of medical knowledge over so many years," said Saurabh Arora, Founder and CEO of Lybrate, announcing the development.

The company has also integrated a health quiz with the messenger bot to make it more engaging. Lybrate says it keeps identity of the users anonymous, helping people to even seek opinion on health subjects they are not comfortable with.

Founded in 2014, Lybrate claims to have over 100,000 doctors on its platform from more than 50 specialties from across India. The start-up had 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.

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