In recent times, 1mg has played a pivotal role in ensuring that the much-needed healthcare services continue to remain accessible to families right from their homes even amidst the pandemic.(1mg)



New Delhi, Delhi, India – Business Wire India

Taking the surging Covid-19 cases in account, India’s leading digital healthcare platform is gearing up to tackle the spread by providing a gamut of Covid-19 tests at home, such as Covid-19 RT-PCR test, Covid antibody test as well as Covid-19 home monitoring.

1mg has partnered with ICMR approved labs to conduct these tests. They engage their trained phlebotomists who follow all the necessary protocols & precautions before and after home sample collection to ensure 100% hygiene & safety. To further restrict physical contact to a bare minimum, the test reports are shared online. Furthermore, 1mg also provides a free online doctor consultation post the test.

Talking about the services, Mr. Ankur Gigras, VP-Ecommerce at 1mg, said, “We cover most of the tier one and tier two cities across the length and breadth of India and maintain price parity with whatever the Govt has mandated in different states. We have come up with multiple innovative models since the start of the pandemic like mobile sample collection vans, hygienic sample collection booths, etc., and have also partnered with multiple Govt. authorities and non-profits to provide testing access to as many people as we can.”

The second wave of Covid-19 has hit several parts of India while some regions like Delhi are experiencing a third wave of the infection. As of today, India recorded 32,981 fresh Covid cases with 391 deaths in 24 hours. By offering its services online and at home, 1mg is ensuring that people don’t have to stand in long queues, waiting for their turn when they are sick. Through this service, multiple family members can get tested at once from the comfort & safety of their home. The tests can easily be pre-scheduled online or through a toll free number.

Dr. Varun Gupta, VP-Medical Affairs at 1mg, said, “People should test as soon as they develop symptoms but sometimes testing is delayed by 5-7 days due to widespread stigma of Covid-19. Early diagnosis will not only help prevent spread of infection but will also ensure early medical intervention and prevent Covid-related complications.”

All of 1mg’s services can be availed through their website, app or through a phone call.

About 1mg

In recent times, 1mg has played a pivotal role in ensuring that the much-needed healthcare services continue to remain accessible to families right from their homes even amidst the pandemic. The company, co-founded by Prashant Tandon, Gaurav Agarwal and Vikas Chauhan, has scaled up rapidly since 2015 to become India’s #1 Digital Health Company. 1mg started with a simple vision of making healthcare affordable, accessible & understandable. Its medicine information platform is widely recognized as the “Wiki of medicines” – helping patients learn about the uses & side-effects, etc. of their medicines compared to alternative brands (often available at cheaper prices). 1mg operates India’s largest digital healthcare platform where e-pharmacy, e-diagnostics and e-consult services are available to customers at the safety of their doorsteps. With over 37 million app downloads and 345 million monthly page views, 1mg has made its mark across the country for being a pioneer and leader in the digital healthcare space and boasts of being the most-trusted player in the segment. For more information, please visit

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