Digital healthcare startup Marham has raised investment at a valuation of 1.5 million dollars. The investment comes on the heels of launch of a revamped version of their website. The investor, Mohammad Khan, is a businessman from Peshawar who was impressed with the vision, mission and objective of the platform.
For the unaware, Marham is a digital platform where patients can book appointments, ask questions from doctors, and read about healthcare. In Pakistan, there is a scarcity of digital healthcare solutions where patients can get information about hospitals, doctors, and different diseases. Marham is hoping to change that by becoming the most authentic and trustworthy destination for the patients and doctors.
Ehsan Imam, Founder & CEO of Marham, didn’t disclose the exact invested amount but he mentioned that the investment is more than enough to sustain and scale in the next 15 months. He further added,
“We didn’t see it (investment) coming. Mohammad Khan (the investor) read about us on the internet and approached for a meeting. One thing led to another and we signed up the investment deal at the end of a few meetings.”
In addition to the revamped version, Marham is also working on dashboards to manage hospitals and their appointments. Currently, the team is automating Akram Medical Complex and is in talks with 10 more hospitals and clinics for the same offerings. Excited about the prospects, Ehsan mentioned,
“Marham has now got in a good shape. Automation of appointments will be a relief for doctors and patients. We are using notification service to keep the doctors and patients informed about their commitments. It will save a lot of time at both ends.”
He further added,
“Every 1 minute, 2 to 3 patients visit Marham. We have booked more than 4500 appointments in the last two months. ”
Marham calls it a year of expansion and marketing and will be heavily investing to make more people aware of the platform and its offerings.