15/7/2019 – Indonesian healthcare startup MHomecare has been named the champion of the Indonesia-Korea Startup Demo Day 2019 that was recently held on July 11 in Jakarta.
The event was a collaboration between Indonesia’s Creative Economy Agency (BERKAF) and Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), with Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), Korea International Trade Association (KITA), Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), and Korea SMEs and Startup Agency (KOSME).
MHomecare emerges victorious among a total of 26 participating startups, with 11 startups from Indonesia and 15 startups from Korea.
Other startups which also participated in the event include Natieva (online language learning), Ikigiai Asia (edutech startup), Frogs (drone passenger & air taxi), Ideaconcert (webtoon movie tool), and Whykeykey Soft Inc. (authentication solution) among some.
“MHomecare hopes that this victory can make the services it has better known to the public. So that everyone will feel the ease of getting healthcare services at home,” explained CEO of MHomecare Indonesia Angga Pramana Jaya.
MHomecare is a platform that is looking to solve the problem of the high unemployment rate and income inequality among healthcare providers in Indonesia.
Based on data by the National Workers’ Placement and Protection Agency (BNP2TKI), more than 57 percent of nurses are unemployed in Indonesia despite having sufficient skills and certification.
Besides, MHomecare adds that there is a strong demand for nurses in Indonesia because, on one hand, traffic conditions in the city of Jakarta are currently prone to congestion. So everyone inevitably has to queue to get services with high costs.
The startup provides an on-demand service of nurses, midwives, caregiver, physiotherapist, and even an ambulance through the mobile app.
Angga adds that the company’s goal of making healthcare services more accessible for Indonesians, targeting to help 500,000 nurses work independently by 2021.
“MHomecare has a dream to nourish Indonesia. By getting access to health services at home, in an easy way. As well as wanting to prosper health workers in Indonesia. So, keep healthy with MHomecare,” Angga remarks in his closing statement during the event.
This news is published on Reuters.