Quro Medical, a South African digital healthcare startup has secured $1.1 million in seed funding. The funding round is aimed at enabling the startup scale its operations across South Africa and the entire continent eventually.
In 2018, Dr. Vuyane Mhlomi and Zikho Pali founded Quro Medical. During childhood, Mhlomi grew up with parents who had chronic health issues. They spent a lot of time waiting to see doctors and specialists. Vuyane left his hometown of Khayelitsha, a peri-urban community in the fringes of Cape Town, to study medicine at the University of Oxford .When Vuyane returned he started Quro medical with a team of like- minded people. These are the people who became his response to an ailing healthcare system. The startup is based in Johannesburg and is focused on making healthcare more accessible and affordable.
Acutely ill patients receive medical treatment at home that could otherwise require hospitalization or a step down facility thanks to Quro Medical at Home feature. A team of dedicated clinic professionals treat and monitor patients on a daily basis. This is typically over the course of three to five days.
With the Covid -19 Pandemic, there has been a strain on traditional hospitals. Quro Medical’s remote monitoring feature has been instrumental in assisting patients stay and recover from home. This prevents the risks added from the hospital visits. The load on medical workers has also been reduced as less patients visit hospitals. Throughout the pandemic, zero mortality has been recorded since the period that the startup began attending to patients.
Quro Medical aims at saving lives and enhancing patient care. Technology used enables all services to be offered despite the increased demand from their clients .Currently, Quro Medical has a database of closely to 150 referring doctors and over 90% of South African medical insurance schemes under their clients. The Quro Medical’s Hospital at Home feature is accessible in most of the medical insurances. Patients can receive round the clock care at reasonable prices.
Partnership with MTN has enabled Quro Medical enhance better connectivity as most of the services depend on sound internet connections.Zikho,Vuyane and the Quro medical team are redefining means by which world-class healthcare is delivered across Africa.
It is evident that accessing healthcare at home is way better and that is why Quro Medical is aiming at making Quro Medical a household name. There are seasoned investors with experience who are working on scaling businesses like Quro Medical to assist them reach their full potential. Quro has a dynamic management team which plans on providing global medical solution. Ability of entrepreneurs will be showcased on the African continent with use of advanced digital healthcare. Quro Medical has digitized the whole process of providing healthcare.