Venu Madhav Chennupati is the Founder and CEO of Hyderabad based company ZOLT Info Solutions which is a leading IT service provider in the healthcare industry. He was recently named among the Top 100 Healthcare Leaders by the International Forum on Advancements in Healthcare (IFAH 2019) and received the award in the event hosted by IFAH between 16th-18th December in La Meridien, Dubai. IFAH acknowledged Mr. Chennupati as the “silent warrior” in public healthcare in India who made a significant contribution to delivering healthcare to people of India.
His company Zolt Technologies runs one of the largest telehealth platforms, providing over 17 Million health consultations. Mr. Chennupati has also created the first private-public chain of health clinics in India through ASVAS Clinics, augmenting specialty services through telemedicine.
Interviewer: Give us a brief of your background and entrepreneurial journey so far.
Mr. Chennupati: I have been working in public health sector in India for last 10 years. I started my journey setting up ZOLT Technologies in 2009, which focuses on developing healthcare technologies and currently runs the largest tele-health platforms in India. During this time, I had also set up a primary clinic chain called ASVAS Clinics in 2011 and after successfully implementing them, I exited it in 2016. Another company where I was an ex-founder was Kria Healthcare where we worked on setting up healthcare centres along with Apollo Hospitals for 30M population, I exited this company after successful project execution in 2017.
Interviewer: What inspired you to establish Zolt technologies?
Mr. Chennupati: ZOLT was established to use technology as a lever to take healthcare to rural masses. We started our journey by developing a doctor on call software that would a help rural masses talk to doctors 24/7. We slowly started understanding the market need and even developed medical devices like dox-in-box and moved on to a tele-medicine platform.
Interviewer: What are the solutions provided by your company?
Mr. Chennupati: ZOLT currently provides tele-health platform which has health call centers, telemedicine with video scheduling and clinic management software. We also have specialty modules tele-radiology and tele-ophthalmology.
Interviewer: Tell us about your venture ASVAS Healthcare and how it had impacted healthcare systems in India.
Mr. Chennupati: ASVAS was the first private chain of clinics in rural clinics. We have a significant impact in addressing primary healthcare concerns. Our clinics were taken as role models for many states to build clean, sophisticated, technology-driven clinics by many governments to address public health demands.
Interviewer: What are your biggest achievements so far?
Mr. Chennupati: I had the opportunity to touch people lives through various health programs. My work in Araku during 2011 to reduce vector-borne diseases along Late. Dr. Mastan Rao was the toughest and we bought a significant reduction in malaria and dengue cases in Araku valley.
Interviewer: Tell us about the public health programs you have contributed to.
Mr. Chennupati: I have been actively involved in designing large scale public health programs and I had the opportunity to contribute to the design of 104 non-emergency call centers, 1033 highway emergency call center, 1097 National AIDS helpline and Mother and Child Tracking Systems for different states in India.
Know more about Mr. Venu Madhav Chennupati on his LinkedIn profile.
More about Zolt Technologies on its official website zoltglobal.com.