<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>As the Central Government moves towards demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes, private doctors are seeking payments online after consultation from their patients.Most small time clinics take consultation and minor procedure fees in cash from patients. Withing eighteen to twenty hours since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of stopping acceptance of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, an android application, ‘Paycillin,’ has witnessed massive rush of doctors vying to register for it.It is in high demand for general physicians, dermatologists, In-vitro fertilization conducting gynaecologists and dentists. Most doctors do not have credit card or debit card machine and accept hard cash. For them this is a good solution. “Verified doctors can login and send the bill to patient by Whatsapp, email or a text message. A weblink will be generated and sent to the patient. The patient can make payments online,” Dr Ajay Nair, Founder and CEO of Paycillin said.This month-old app has a few thousand doctors already seeking it’s services to facilitate online payment rather than accepting cash. “With the last twenty hours, we have seen an unprecedented rush, where 600 more persons have registered to obtain permission to use the app,” said Nair.The app can only be used by qualified doctors with a valid medical council registration number. “Once the person registers we verify if s/he is a valid doctor by cross checking their registration number with the medical council. Only qualified doctors are provided access,” said Nair.Doctors can bill patients up to Rs50,000 as per the current rules of the app. “The billing of doctors ranges from a few hundred rupees to up to Rs10,000 – Rs15,000 mostly in cases of dental, dermatological or IVF procedures per bill. In the app, patients can stagger their patients,” Nair said.It is a new app says Dr R Saini, who is a general physician in Faridabad. “I have downloaded it two weeks ago. I have spread the word amongst my patients that they have an option to now pay online. In fact one patient recently executed an online payment too.”


Doctors switch to fee collection online