Home healthcare company Portea Medical said it has acquired home medical equipment service provider Health Mantra India for an undisclosed amount.
The acquisition, second in the last six months, will help Protea expand into home healthcare areas such as sleep medicine, respiratory care, geriatric care. The market in India for medical equipment that can be used in a home-based setting is estimated at Rs 10,000 crore a year. Health Mantra was started in 2009 in Bengaluru by Ashish Bhutada and Anoop Kodoli. The company has a team of 30 plus biomedical engineers, physiotherapists and service staff and a service network across five states — Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Maharashtra.