E-Health service "Ask a Doctor" at e-Mitra kiosks

1 Stop Aksh launches e-Health service "Ask a Doctor" at e-Mitra kiosks in Rajasthan. Big push for e-Governance services in the state.

New Delhi, October 13, 2015: 1 Stop Aksh, the e-governance arm of Aksh Optifibre Limited [BSE: 532351 | NSE: AKSHOPTFBR] and e-Mitra, a leading government initiative in Rajasthan for connecting villages through IT infrastructure , today announced that it has launched its first e-Health service at its kiosks where a citizen can ask a doctor about his or her health issues. A rural citizen can walk-in into any e-Mitra kiosk and can get answers to his questions from doctors all over the world by making a nominal payment.

Through "Ask a Doctor" services, a citizen can get answers online or through phone. The services cater to most of the common health needs of the citizens. 24x7 "Ask a Doctor" service allows a consumer to write a health query, attach a picture or upload a lab report and post to doctors across the world in just a few clicks. The services are being provided to RajCOMP Info Services Ltd. (RISL), a fully owned Govt. of Rajasthan company in partnership with Ebix, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIX), a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance, finance and healthcare industries. Ebix’s medical advisory service has an online network of approximately 15,000 Physicians and Surgeons spread across 50 specialties including alternative medicine. The Company’s online network of Doctors answers the questions in minutes, with thousands of Doctors spread across geographies and time zones.

Mr. RK Sharma- Joint Director, DoIT & Communication, Govt. of Rajasthan, commenting on the occasion said," We have a strict mandate from the Government of Rajasthan to make the best of e-Health services available to the citizens of the state through our e-Mitra programme. We hope to achieve significant increase in the average state health index through the "Ask a Doctor" services. This service will be of great significance in the years to come as our citizens in the rural parts of the state will have access to world class primary health services and will be able to get the proper treatment guidance from Doctors without having to leave town to go to a bigger hospital for consultation. Our primary objective at this stage is to educate and integrate technology enabled health services into the lives of the citizens".

The e-health services will mainly be delivered to the citizens through the 1 Stop Aksh e-Mitra kiosks that operate across the state. The company currently operates over 6000 kiosks across the state with a target of opening 10,000 kiosks in the state by Q2 2016. Mr. Lokesh Khandelwal- Project Head, Aksh Optifibre Limited said," 1 Stop Aksh is a trusted name in the state for all e-Governance services in Rajasthan. We hope to take this noble service to each and every citizen in need of medical attention and provide a new age solution to an age old problem. Health services are the most essential rights that we have as citizens of this country and the Government is looking at all possible ways to reach as many people as it can. I personally feel that citizens not only in the rural parts but also in the urban areas will find this service beneficial".