Bangalore: Portea Medical, India’s largest outside of hospital consumer healthcare company, today announced the appointment of Vaibhav Tewari as its Co-founder and Member of the Board.
Since 2013, Vaibhav has been serving as the COO of the organization and led various initiatives in this capacity. He is a key member of the leadership team at Portea along with founders Meena Ganesh and K Ganesh, having been instrumental in conceptualizing the organization, even before it was incorporated.
Vaibhav has not only helped build the organization but also be responsible for driving several innovations such as point-of-care and remote monitoring of patients, a customer engagement program (industry-first in-home healthcare), and disease-specific offerings, etc. Under his leadership, Portea Medical has gone through several pivots and added new dimensions to its offerings year on year.
During the ongoing pandemic, Vaibhav conceptualized and executed remote monitoring solutions in partnership with state governments, RWAs, and corporates. This has not only reduced the burden on hospitals but also ensured that there are timely testing and detection of COVID-19, further enabling in-home isolation and treatment.
Speaking about this, Meena Ganesh, MD, and CEO, Portea Medical, said, “We are glad to have Vaibhav as a co-founder and member of the board at Portea. He has been with us since the very beginning and has seen Portea Medical through to what it is today. His strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic have helped us support over 170,000 people who tested positive with consultations and monitoring at home. There has been a shift in consumer mindset with people willing to avail of complex hospital-based procedures such as chemotherapy and dialysis at home. In addition to this, he has also co-led other initiatives such as the Portea COVID Armour. We look forward to better growth prospects going forward under this leadership.”
Adding further, Vaibhav Tewari, Co-Founder, Portea Medical, said, “I have seen Portea Medical grow from strength to strength and been associated with the organization for over 7 years now. It is like a plant that I have nurtured and therefore, I am happy to step up into a higher capacity. I hope to contribute further to Portea’s growth in the times to come and diversify the range of services going forward with the management team.”