About Loop

Loop is India’s largest annual conglomeration of thought leaders in healthcare, hosted by Practo. Every year, the brightest minds in health and medicine come together to discuss existing challenges in healthcare and how best to solve them. This year we are hoping to get valuable insights on “Advancing Healthcare Through Technology”.

Loop is an exciting platform for every modern healthcare provider and practitioner who wants to know more about the technological advancements in healthcare delivery.

Visionary healthcare professionals, CXOs of healthcare organisations, distinguished doctors and tech entrepreneurs will discuss:

  • the challenges in Indian healthcare
  • how can technology help overcome these challenges, and
  • the role of private healthcare enterprises, the government and technologypioneers in leading healthcare innovations
















Watch these thought leaders at the event

Shashank N D

Founder ­ CEO, Practo

Shashank N D is responsible for the overall vision and direction of Practo, while maintaining an active role in building its game-changing products. Shashank has a B.Tech from the prestigious NIT, Surathkal and is a founder circle member of iSPIRT, a think-tank for the Indian software industry. Shashank was recently featured in the ‘30 under 30’ list of Young Influential People to Watch by Forbes in 2015.


    Deputy Chief Executive Officer - Apollo Munich

    As the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Krishnan Ramachandran handles sales and service functions. He is one of the founding management team members of Apollo Munich, involved in company setup i.e. licensing, business plan development, product filing, establishment of operating policies & processes, recruitment etc.He has close to two decades of global experience including a tenure with Deloitte, New York where he provided advisory services to several major US insurance companies.He is an Electrical Engineer from IIT-Madras and an MBA from IIM-Calcutta.


      Promoter, Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer ­ Thyrocare

      Dr. A. Velumani has over 19 years of experience in the diagnostics business and is heading the business of Thyrocare for over 15 years. Prior to that, he worked as a scientific officer specialising in immuno-diagnostics in general and radioimmunoarrays in particular, at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre. He is a Brig. S. K. Mazumdar Memorial Oration Awardee (2001) and a lifetime member of the Society of Nuclear Medicine.


        President ­ Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

        With an overall experience of 30 years, he is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Cleft Lip Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies, Chief Editor of Text Book of Plastic Surgery (underway), Guest Editor of Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery 2011, current member of Medical Advisory Board of Smile Train in India, Chairman Ethical committee (Institute of Pathology, ICMR) and advisor to Govt. of India for the National Burn Programme.

          DR. RAMAN KUMAR

          President ­ Association of Family Physicians of India

          Co-founder of the Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI), which has quickly emerged as a strong vocal proponent for academic family medicine in India. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care (www.jfmpc.com) and has been conferred with several awards and recognitions, including Healthcare Leadership Award 2012 India and Montegut Global Scholar Award 2013 by American Board of Family Medicine.

            MR. NISHANT BAJAJ

            CEO - W Pratiksha Hospital

            Nishant Bajaj is the Chief Executive Officer of W Pratiksha Hospital. He has been responsible for developing the project from ground-up. He has rich experience in healthcare across delivery and consulting. He has also been the Chief Operating Officer for Srishti Hospitals. Earlier in his career, Nishant has worked with Goldman Sachs with their commodities trading division in New York and London. He holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School and a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

              MS. SEEMA CHANDRA

              Food Editor - NDTV

              Seema Chandra has been in the food space for over 15 years. She launched NDTV’s food portal www.food.ndtv.com in 2000. She spearheaded its repositioning towards health and grew the site to become the no.1 food content site in India. She is now launching an eCommerce portal called Smartcooky.com which will be selling healthy foods, snacks and personal care products from around the country.Way back in 1992, Seema started as a researcher with India Today’s investigative news magazine called Newstrack. And even today, she continues to research on food, nutrition and wellness.

                Mr. Niranjan Kumar Ramakrishnan

                CIO, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

                Mr. Ramakrishnan is the CIO at the prestigious Sri Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. He is directly responsible for building a process-driven health care system at the hospital by introducing the most innovative, next-gen information technology solutions. He has implemented large scale healthcare IT services all over the globe and brought the best practices back to India. Mr. Ramakrishnan’s lifetime goal is – “Building Health Information Exchange in India”.

                  Dr. Vinod Mittal

                  Chairman, RSSDI - Delhi

                  Dr. Mittal is a Senior Consultant of Diabetology at the Delhi Heart and Lung Institute and has over 25 years of experience in his specialisation. His keep interest in the field of Diabetology is what led him to become the Chairman of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI). Dr. Mittal’s educational qualifications are numerous and varied with an MBBS and MD from teh Maulana Azad Medical College, as well as a postgraduate from the prestigious John Hopkins Institute. He is also a Senior Visiting Consultant of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, and previously BL Kapoor Hospital, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute etc.

                    Dr Sidaarth Khera


                    Dr. Sidaarth Khera is one of the beta users of Practo Consult.He graduated from the University College of Medical Sciences in 1998 and followed this up with a Diploma training in Dermatology, Venereal disease and Leprology from the VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital.While he completed his masters from the Dr. PN Behl’s Skin Institute, he was also teaching post-graduate DNB dermatology students.Dr. Khera has also acquired special skills in Aesthetic Dermatology & Laser Surgery under the training of the internationally acclaimed Dr. Niwat Polnikorn in Thailand.

                      Dhruv Gupta

                      Business Head - Consult, Practo

                      Dhruv is a VP and Business Head at Practo, building the tele-medicine and preventive health businesses. Over the last decade he has been a tech entrepreneur, and has built businesses like DesiMartini, and Fitho. Dhruv holds a Bachelors of Engg degree in Computer Science from University of Michigan, a Dean’s list award recipient, and author of the book, Losing It.

                        Dr. Bhabatosh Mishra

                        Executive Vice President, Apollo Munich

                        Dr. Mishra has been associated with the Apollo Group for over 9 years and prior to this has had vast experience in the life and health insurance sector. Some of the key tasks he has handled in this field include management of underwritings, claims, and product development. Dr. Mishra is also closely associated with such forums as the FICCI and CCI and has had an influencing role in such key initiatives as standardisation of health insurance policies and treatment protocols. He is also a guest lecturer at IIIHMR, BIMTECH, NIS Pune etc.

                          Dr. Sudhir Gupta

                          President, Indian Radiology and Imaging Association - Delhi

                          After the completion of his graduation from the Rohtak Medical College in Haryana, Dr. Gupta went ahead and finished his post-graduation as well from the same institute, specialising in Radiology. He has been a practicing radiologist for over 20 years and during this time has headed a large 200 bed hospital in West Delhi. He later went on to serve as the President of the governing board of the same hospital for two years before starting up his own venture, Cygnus Medicare P. Ltd.. Since 2012 he has been the Director of this highly successful and promising chain of 12 hospitals operating in tier II cities. He is also currently, the President of IRIA.

                            Mr. Tarun Bhambra

                            VP - Insurance and Pharma, Practo

                            Tarun Bhambra heads the business for Insurance and Pharmacy for Practo. Before this he was an investor in health care space and has worked with several single speciality chains. He has also worked with Health Insurers, Pharmaceuticals and Financial institutions as a consultant with McKinsey. Tarun is a Dean’s List Awardee from ISB and a graduate from IIT Kharagpur.


                              11.30 am
                              The digital healthcare journey

                              Mr Shashank ND , (CEO and Founder , Practo)

                              Mr. Kshitij Bhotika ,(VP-Products , Practo)

                              Mr Vaneet Singla - Moderator

                              Dr. A. Velumain
                              Creator and MD ,Thyrocare

                              Dr. Raman Kumar
                              President, Assn. of Family Physicians of India

                              Dr. Vinod Mittal
                              Chairman, RSSDt - Delhi

                              Ms. Seema Chandra
                              Editor - NDTV

                              Dr. Sidaarth Khera
                              Dermatologist - a beta user of Practo Consult

                              Mr .Dhruv Gupta
                              Business Head - Consultations Practo

                              Mr. Krishnan Ramachandran , (Dy CEO, Apollo Munich)

                              Mr. Krishna Prasad -Moderator

                              Mr. Krishnan Ramachandran
                              Dy CEO, Apollo Munich

                              Dr Karoon Agarwal
                              President, Assn. of Plastic Surgeons of India

                              Dr. Sudhir Gupta
                              President, Indian Radiology and Imaging Assn.

                              Mr. Niranjan Ramakrishnan
                              CIO, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

                              Mr. Nishant Bajaj
                              CEO, W - Pratiksha Hospital

                              Mr. Tarun Bhambra
                              Business Head - Insurance and Pharma, Practo

                              Mr Shashank ND , (CEO and Founder , Practo)

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                              Watch renowned speakers talk about the challenges being faced in Indian healthcare, how can technology help overcome these challenges and what would be the role of private healthcare enterprises, the government and technology pioneers, in leading innovations in healthcare.The event will see participation from visionary healthcare professionals, CXOs of healthcare organisations, distinguished doctors and tech entrepreneurs.

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                              • The LaLiT, Barakhamba Avenue,
                              • Connaught Place, Delhi
                              • loopx@practo.com
                              • 9911994413
                              • 11:30 to 16:00 hrs

                              About Practo

                              Practo is the world’s leading healthcare platform that connects millions of patients with hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers around the world and helps people make better healthcare decisions. Practo provides a singular platform that helps consumers with all their healthcare requirements – from finding the healthcare provider to booking an appointment, getting their tests done and even ordering medicines. Practo also makes software products to help healthcare providers like clinics and hospitals digitize and deliver more efficient and higher quality healthcare to millions of patients around the world, every day. Practo continues to be dedicated to centering healthcare around the consumer and helping billions of people live healthier, longer lives.

                              Currently Practo has over 200,000 doctors on-board to help millions of users achieve their health and fitness goals successfully. Every day, Practo is striving for new technological breakthroughs to make healthcare better and simpler for both consumers and healthcare providers.