Today, Optival is one of India's leading pharmacy chain with over 1650 pharmacies throughout India serving over 3,00,000 customers daily.
When Dr. Madhukar Gangadi came across a WHO report indicating that up to 30% of the fake medicines sold across the world came from India, he decided to study the Indian pharma retail market and sensed an opportunity to make a difference. He envisioned a company that would source all its medicines from reliable, big name suppliers, store medicines in optimal conditions to ensure their efficacy and take the risk out of buying medicines, give customers convenience to buy their medicines and value for their money.. The result was Optival.
The first Optival pharmacy store opened in February 2006 in Hyderabad and over the last decade has grown into the second largest pharmacy retail chain in the country with over 1500+ pharmacies throughout India. Optival today serves over 3,50,000 customers daily and employs over 10,000 people.
Our online pharmacy & general store, MedPlusMart.com, launched in 2015 has quickly grown to become the biggest e-Pharmacy in the country today. Through MedPlusMart, customers can buy medicines, OTC products, FMCG and nutrition products from the convenience of their home or through mobile, read important information about medicines, store their health records, view their prescription history and redeem rewards.
We have come far but will continue to strive to improve ourselves everyday and aspire to be India's favourite healthcare provider with the highest standards of service excellence.
To be the first choice of customers for their health and wellness needs by consistently understanding and exceeding their expectations
To revolutionize healthcare delivery in India
Dr. Gangadi is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Optival and its key relationships with shareholders, partners, suppliers and customers.
Dr. Gangadi has an MBBS from Kurnool Medical College and a MBA from the Wharton School of Business. As both a medical doctor and successful entrepreneur, Dr. Gangadi brings experience and knowledge of the healthcare business to Optival.
Dr. Reddy is responsible for the pharmacy store operations strategy, performance, expansion, design and
implementation of policies & procedures and employee training, recruitment, and retention.
Prior to joining Optival, Dr. Reddy, MS & FRCS, was a surgeon with a large practice in Nellore, A.P. He also founded and successfully ran a Junior college known for its academic excellence.
Dr.Mantena oversees marketing, strategy, e-commerce, lab and B2B operations at Optival.
Prior to joining optival, he was a practising Internist & Medical Informatics Fellow at Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis. He obtained his MD from St.John Medical Center in Detroit and MBA from University of Illinois, Chicago.