Sehat Kahani closes $500,000 seed funding round
Sehat Kahani, a social impact telehealth startup, has raised $500,000 collectively in seed funding from multiple sources including equity investment and grant funding. The recent equity investment has been injected by Elahi Group of Industries, a company catering to a number of businesses including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, logistics, supply chain management etc.
Sehat Kahani aims to democratize healthcare by building an all-female health provider network to deliver quality healthcare solutions using telehealth, a phenomenon known to be the future of healthcare globally.
Sehat Kahani which constitutes a portfolio of 14 clinics across Pakistan in 3 provinces, has launched more than 11 preventive health campaigns with leading corporations and organizations, also has launched a wellness portal and most importantly has impacted over 600,000 people with an all-female network provider of 1000 plus female doctors.
Founded in 2017, Sehat Kahani has previously received funding from the SPRING Accelerator. It is also the only Pakistan based company who has raised funding via the GSMA Accelerator Innovation fund (Funded by UKAid and Australian Aid) and Amplify Reproductive health care challenge.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Danish Elahi, Director- Elahi group of Industries stated,
“Sehat Kahani came as one of the easiest partnership investment as the team’s passion and dedication was addictive, to say the least. It’s one of the best fit platforms encompassing the CSR aspect of healthcare with commercial business. It facilitates our lady doctors to get back into the workforce with flexi-hours while giving access to affordable medical care in Pakistan. This is where we start Pakistan’s future brighter and healthier. “
Dr. Iffat Zafar Aga, Co-founder and CDO Sehat Kahani while stating her excitement for this new chapter for Sehat Kahani, said,
“The economic growth and financial inclusion of women through E-Health is what we are striving for. Through this investment, I am confident that our vision of making Sehat Kahani a household name is now going to succeed.”
The seed funding will be used to expand clinical operations, bring in fresh talent, building and enhancing eHealth solutions and increasing the doctor provider network to bring more doctors back into the workforce.