doctHERs began as an idea in 2014 when the founding team initially tested video-consultation in an urban slum community for a period of 6 months, treating 100 patients After the test phase; doctHERs was pitched at Ashoka Changemakers and CRDF Global. doctHERs won first place and a nominal amount of seed money, hence giving the founding team the confidence to take this idea forward. doctHERs began operations formally in 2015 after the company was registered in March under section 32 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984 (XLVII of 1984) – (Corporate Identification No. 0092212).
doctHERs today is a novel healthcare marketplace that connects female doctHERs to millions of underserved patients in real-time while leveraging technology. Through a unique business model, doctHERS™ provides access to affordable, quality healthcare in Pakistan to a subset of the “missing middle” population that is not served by conventional healthcare providers. Out of this missing middle, 80% of doctHERs clients include women and children of the designated/target communities devoid of any access to healthcare facilities.
doctHERS™ sources telemedicine suites equipped with a set of Core Diagnostic Instruments (CDI) from Tech-4- life, a Karachi based E-Health Company that excels in the provision of remote digital health software and hardware.
Currently, doctHERs has established 8 clinics, 6 based in the urban slums of Karachi and two in KPK. In Karachi, the clinics are situated in Model Colony, Korangi, New Lyari, Orangi Town, Zia Colony and Baldiya. In KPK, the clinics are located in Dadar and Mansehra.