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Online Healthcare Provider Practo Makes Key Hires to Improve Product Offering

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Online Healthcare Provider Practo Makes Key Hires to Improve Product Offering
Online healthcare platform Practo announced the appointment of Anshumani Ruddra (right) and Tarun Bhambra (left) to lead new product teams to expand the service into professional networking and the prescription space.

Ruddra was formerly the head of Tiny Mogul Studios at Hike, where he worked on award games like Dadi vs Jellies and Shiva: The Time Bender. We had previously reported that he would be joining Practo last month.

(Also see: Bharti SoftBank-Backed Tiny Mogul Games Loses Studio Head)

As Product Head - Networks, Anshumani will build products that will help the nearly 200,000 healthcare professionals on Practo help connect and communicate amongst themselves, an emailed statement said.

Bhambra was last the co-lead of healthcare investments at Matrix Partners, and has worked at McKinsey and ITC. His expertise belongs in the fields of venture capital, consulting, and operations. He will lead the product team at Practo as Product Head - Prescriptions, to make Practo the go-to app for all health and wellness needs.

Founded in 2008, Practo offers a platform for both patients and doctors to book and confirm appointments. The service raised $30 million in its Series B funding round led by Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners, to fuel its plans to expand to over 35 cities in India and six countries internationally.

Practo launched a diagnostics search feature this month, which lets patients search for the closest diagnostic center, based on the tests required, and also acquired product outsourcing firm Genii to bolster its team strength. Their service offering also includes Practo Ray, a subscription-based SaaS product that lets medical establishments manage themselves through software.
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