Rakesh is one of those people who took it upon himself to bring about a change in the society and provide a better solution to problems that he faced. Rakesh is a 23 year old and has more than two year industrial experience in Python Programming Language and published 20 research papers in different International Journal and National Conferences.
His latest venture Save Your Health is one of the leading start-ups from India in the healthcare company which provides all the healthcare services like home, nursing, private, sexual, urgent, primary, mental etc. in the comfort of your home. The startup is currently only available in Jaipur and Kota but Rakesh has big plans to expand its reach.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/ service.
Save Your Health is India’s leading healthcare company that provides healthcare services like home, sexual, private, nursing, primary, mental, urgent, child, elder, men, women etc. in the comfort of your home. That’s why clients, families, physicians, and hospitals across the city recommend Save Your Health first for exceptional home health care. This platform also provides software solutions for the healthcare environment enabling health professionals to efficiently manage their patients and peoples to find, review and book appointments with doctors in a specialty, allows patients to email their doctor directly with questions and even treatment updates. We provide specialist doctors, skilled nurses, and physiotherapists for home visits who have passed our rigorous hiring standards and have had their backgrounds and medical knowledge verified by senior doctors. We facilitate lab tests at home and medical equipment rentals, making health care more accessible for our patients. As the Medicare program describes, home health care is unique as a care setting not only because the care is provided in the home, but the care itself is “usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective” as care given in a hospital or skilled nursing facility. As a result of using our services, our patients are able to stay in their homes longer, save money, and have peace of mind.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
I belong to a small family. I was always facing problems related to health-care. I lived for more than 6 years without my family. When I was living alone I was suffering from fever, I required some medical help, at that time but I didn’t get it and I was feeling frustrated. So I wanted to solve these problems. My mother & grandmother always face these types of issues, so I think these emotional things, how we can handle. So decided to make an application, which solves these types of issues at home.
What is your life mantra?
Live as if you were to die tomorrow and learn as if you were to live forever.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Starting from my venture, we are facing big problems like collect trained nurses, compounders, doctors, tutors, yoga instructors, etc and I belong to small family so every-time I am facing financial problem.
How did you overcome those challenges?
I was trying building my core team; no one took it serious. They laugh on me. But, I don’t hesitate, and was working hard. So I decided that believe on yourself and do hard work with dedication is the only mantra for success. Never ever give up your dream. If you believe in something you do it.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
In August 2016, the Save Your Health has incubated by Startup Oasis, a Jaipur-based incubation center set up at the joint initiative of RIICO, Rajasthan’s premiere industrial promotion organization, and the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship at IIM-Ahmedabad. I approached my friends & family members for some funds to begin with. At the moment our focus is to solve healthcare problems in rural area as well as slum area using latest technologies.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Dream, Dedication and Passion
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
In Save Your Health, We used open source edge tools and technologies like python programming language, django framework, mongodb database, PyCharm Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Ubuntu operating system, git, bitbucket, for web development we used HTML5, CSS3, JQuery, etc.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
I have a habit of learning a new tools and technologies, read about failure story and embed those learning in my startup.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Don’t try to show off, just be yourself and do what you enjoy doing
Answer in less than 50 words
Don’t go on brand name; just wear those things in which you feel comfortable.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
Don’t try to show off, Overconfidence & never underestimate yourself
- One most important lesson that you have learnt till now:
If you keep standing for something that you believe in, everything else falls into place.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
Save Your Health is likely to expand its service across India and abroad. This bootstrapped start-up is likely to add more functionality like you can get sexual health concerns, Virgin Care, booking of doctors from our specialists from the comfort of home, medical tourism service, etc.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
I will start my career as a learner like a child from starting and do what I love most.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
My Hometown, Grand Canyon and Maui
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“If you have dream, dedication and passion, then you can define your success.”