Bilal Amjad, a Pakistani youth from Lahore, has bagged the coveted ‘Commonwealth Youth Covid-19 Hero Award’ in recognition of his healthcare startup InstaCare. The solution is solving a problem of over 100 million Pakistani who face challenges when it comes to accessing quality healthcare.
Founded in 2018 by Bilal Amjad, InstaCare aims to make quality healthcare accessible for all. The platform helps users at each stage during their patient care journey. The ability to connect with professional healthcare providers is helping thousands of Pakistanis stay healthy while minimizing their exposure to COVID-19.
During the COVID-19 outbreak, InstaCare launched a Corona Response Unit (ICRU) intending to provide free online medical consultation to the general public. The response unit initially consisted of 12 InstaCare volunteers, a number that shot up soon as more medical professionals and students were on-boarded to meet the high demand.
“Like other developing countries, access to quality healthcare is often a challenge in Pakistan,” shares Bilal. “Oftentimes, there’s a need for immediate medical advice and required service is not available. That’s the gap that InstaCare aims to fill and I’m very proud that the efforts of my talented and committed team have been recognized at the esteemed platform of the Commonwealth Youth Awards.”
InstaCare also partnered with several private institutions including hospitals and universities for providing telemedicine services to the masses. Today under Bilal’s leadership, around 300 healthcare professionals are providing consultation to individuals through the platform of ICRU.
InstaCare founder, Bilal Amjad, is a well-known HealthTech Entrepreneur who has received multiple national and international recognition making Pakistan proud across the globe. One of such accolades is the Commonwealth COVID-19 Hero award.
Other awards won by Bilal Amjad include Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Award and Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year Award by APAC Insider. In addition to this, his team has received many other honors on various platforms both nationally and internationally including, the Top Foreign Companies Award at TakeOff Istanbul and the P@SHA Healthcare and Well Being Award.
The Commonwealth Youth Awards recognize extraordinary Commonwealth young people whose projects are transforming lives in their communities and helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This year, A select number of young people, Bilal including, were also recognized as ‘COVID-19 Heroes’ for their efforts in addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic in their communities.