There was always a strong case for remote care in India, yet it never took off. Adoption was a challenge, and so was a clear commercial playbook. The pandemic has upended the adoption side of the equation. With fears of contracting the novel coronavirus keeping people indoors and wary of hospitals, telemedicine in India faces its demonetisation moment.

In November 2016, when India made 86% of its currency illegal, payments companies saw windfall gains. Unified Payments Interface ( UPI UPI Unified Payments Interface UPI is a three year old digital payments system used by nearly 100 million people.