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Health and Wellness startup Apollo Life owned by Apollo Hospitals have partnered with healthcare portal Jiyo to launch a new well-being platform, which will cater to the healthcare needs of a corporate, reports Livemint.

Apollo Life mentions that the corporate wellness program will provide online health assessment scans comprising of medical history, exercise regimen, diet & nutrition, psychological care, among others. Each employee registered under the corporate will have receive a customized medical profile after undergoing health scans. For corporates, a comprehensive report containing a ‘health status’ of each employee will be provided based on healthcare related surveys.

According to Apollo, the program aims to help cut Human Resource (HR) spending on medical insurance by offering all healthcare needs in one platform. It plans on proving nutritionists, experts, content, products, and other healthcare related services, accessible through mobile and web. In the content category, users will have access to articles, videos, and other insights on well-being/healthcare.

Apart from corporate healthcare packages, Apollo Life also provides wellness packages for schools; wellness clinics offering gym facilities, diet counseling, stress management, etc. It also provides health assessment scan for individuals, as well as information on common healthcare topics.

Recent developments in healthcare space

-This month, Portea Medical acquired Health Mantra for an undisclosed cash and stock amount. It also acquired majority stake in doctor aggregator platform PSTakecare in January; in November 2015, it acquired MedybizPharma for an undisclosed amount.

– Last month, Credihealth added 50 new hospitals to its healthcare platform; the company lets users find the appropriate doctor, book appointments, provide cost estimates, manage admission and discharge processes. In December 2015, the company relaunched its health app, which had over 25,000 doctors across 450 hospitals.

-In February, fitness startup Orobind was acquired by home services marketplace Housejoy for an undisclosed amount. Housejoy will strengthen its fitness offering with this acquisition by onboarding over 1,000 of Orobind’s customers in Bangalore.

-In January, Care24, an online company that provides services of nurses, physiotherapists and attendants at home, raised $4 million in a series A round of funding led by SAIF Capital. It provides a platform for people to get in touch with verified professionals for variosu healthcare needs.

-In October 2015 , doctor booking platform Practo started operations in Malaysia.  In September 2015, it expanded to Indonesia and Philippines and is now present India, Singapore, Philippines, and Malaysia. In September 2015, Practo acquired Insta Health, and Qikwell.