RIL’s Nowfloats forays into tele-medicine, looks to rope in 100,000 doctors


Reliance Industries-owned Nowfloats on Wednesday announced its foray into the tele-medicine vertical with an initial target to bring 100,000 on board in the next 3-4 months.

The company will gradually expand to other tele-medicine ecosystems like e-pharmacy, health check-ups and healthcare related service.

“We have on boarded 6,000 who can provide consultation to patients over online video. Patients will not need to download a separate app for accessing They will get a link from the doctor on Whatsapp or any other messaging platform that can be accessed in a browser,” Nowfloats head of research, Nikhil Salkar told PTI.

He said that the company has developed technology that can enable a doctor to provide online consultation in nine minutes.

“Patients can search for doctors online. We have search engine optimisation embedded in the website that we develop for doctors which will show them based on their ratings,” Salkar said.

The company will charge doctors Rs 1,000 onwards per month for the service and Rs 10,000 onwards for online video consulting service.

“We have 50,000 SMEs on our platform which includes 6,000

Ford Temporarily Closed Factory After Two COVID-19 Cases


Ford was forced to temporarily close an auto manufacturing plant in Chicago after two workers tested positive for coronavirus, the company told AFP on Wednesday.

The incident on Tuesday highlights the difficulties facing US automakers, which restarted up production on Monday after shutting down in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“When two employees who returned to work this week tested positive for COVID-19, we immediately notified people known to have been in close contact with the infected individuals and asked them to self-quarantine for 14 days,” a Ford spokeswoman said.

“Due to incubation time, we know these employees did not contract COVID-19 while at work,” the spokeswoman said.

She said “the work area, equipment, team area and the path that the team member took” have been disinfected and the plant had resumed operations by Tuesday night.

The employees worked in an area about a mile away from the main plant, where the Ford Explorer and Interceptor and the Lincoln Aviator are manufactured.

United Auto Workers spokesman Brian Rothenberg said an entire section of the plant employing 5,800 people was closed, with most workers evacuated.

“The protocols are being followed to the ‘T,'” he said.

Union officials and experts had

City approves $140m CBD towers


Revised plans for two new towers at the old Emu Brewery site in Perth have officially been given the green light, following the City of Perth Local Development Assessment Panel’s recommendation for approval by absolute majority last week.…

Reality of realty post-Covid-19: Here’re factors that may impact growth


With the Covid crisis continuing to wreak havoc in the market, its short-term impact in the coming 6–12 months is likely to be quite a dampener for the recovery of the real estate sector, forcing the players to contract operations, revisit planned developments, expansions, and investments. In the medium term, the recovery process will see rapid traction, bringing new opportunities while long-term outlook in the coming 18–24 months may likely emerge positive.

A look at the impact of Covid-19 on the sector:

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