A non Healthcare company,Star Health and Medical Tourism Pvt Ltd, has opened clinics in non-metros like Trichy, Coimbatore and Mdurai on May 19th. The unique feature about this setup is the inclusion of telemedicine facility using which the doctor’s in clinics can consult the specialists in Chennai. ( The company’s headquaters). They also have tie up with Star Health and Allied Insurance Company so all the insurance related health checkups ca be done in Star Clinics.

It makes medical facilities and healthcare as a commodity model. But not sure how different this will be when compared to any other hospital chains. As long as patients get good health care in affordable prices, I am all for it.