Reaching out to the world

Dr Batra opens its 150th clinic in Mumbai

It has network of 150 super-specialty clinics spread across 77 cities in India, Dubai and UK

Dr Batra has launched its 150th clinic in Mumbai and the Group reached the milestone of treating 1 million patients.

According to World Health Organisation, homeopathy is the second largest system of medicine in the world today and is used by over 500 million people worldwide. The global homeopathy market is slated to touch Rs 52,000 crores by 2017. The Indian homeopathy market is expected to reach Rs 5,873 crores mark, in 2017. It is also expected to grow at a rate of 25-30 per cent in comparison to 13-15 per cent for the conventional (allopathic) pharmaceuticals industry. More and more people are turning towards homeopathy as it is safe and effective system of medicine.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Mukesh Batra, Founder and Chairman said, “I started this company with a single-minded objective to provide health and wellness, through cost-effective and safe homeopathy, along with advanced technology. From a single clinic to 150 clinics is a long and fruitful journey and we are proud of our accomplishments as we continue to expand. We plan to open another 25 clinics by end of December this year to reach more and more people.”

Dr Batra, who was awarded the Padma Shri for medicine (Homoeopathy), founded Dr Batra’s Positive Health Clinic as a patient-driven institution in Mumbai in 1982.

Claiming to have successfully treated over 1 million patients with a success rate of 94 per cent, Dr Batra’s today has a network of 150 super-specialty clinics spread across 77 cities in India, Dubai and UK.

He further added, “Our franchise partners have also played a prominent role in our success. With their support we have managed our presence in tier II and tier III cities like Solapur, Bilaspur, Jalgaon, Guwahati etc.”

Dr Batra’s has endeavoured to add a new dimension to the homeopathic industry by adopting strategies like providing medicines in a blister packaging (to ensure the medicine remains in its purest form till the time it is consumed), integration of processes, systems and investment in information and technology such as video conferencing facilities linking patients and doctors, via tele homeopathy clinics.

The Group's Cyber clinic has reportedly been listed in the Limca Book of Records (Editions 2004 and 2005) for which offers online consultation to over 4.5 lakh patients every year.

According to a press release, Dr Batra’s have treated over 3 lakh hair patients, over 1 lakh skin patients and respiratory ailments through homeopathy. Dr Batra’s have also treated rare and difficult cases such as Ectodermal dysplasia, pustular pemphigus and many more.