Indian teenager's healthcare startup for elderly gets funding
Vedaant Aggarwal, a 17-year-old from Delhi has raised an undisclosed amount of funding for his healthcare startup, OHM Healthcare. The funding comes from an undisclosed health organization.
The funds will be used by the startup to expand its services and increase the team size.
OHM Healthcare, which is marketed as Mitr Services, was set up in 2017. It is an innovative healthcare solution that uses a high tech approach to change the way home-based healthcare services are provided.
Vedaant used to volunteer with the NGO Earth Saviours Foundation, that provides care to senior citizens abandoned by their families. Vedaant saw firsthand how much of an impact dedicated, personalized care has on people. He later interned with a company that provided tech-based care to patients.
He used these experiences and came up with the idea of OHM Healthcare. The startup offers solutions like proactive healthcare for family, especially the elderly, emergency medical care, high tech tracking of all health records, round-the-clock medical emergency services, and a social network.
Vedaant is studying in Class 12 in Delhi and will take his 12th board exams next year.