Apollo Hospitals and Airtel launch healthcare app in Kenya

Apollo Hospitals and Airtel launch healthcare appThe ‘Ask Apollo’ service will allow patients to communicate with doctors through video conferencing, or connect with them via voice or email. (Image Source: Simon Berry/Flickr)Apollo Hospitals, the Indian healthcare group, and Airtel Africa have inked a pact to enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa

According to statements from the companies, the MoU is focused on enabling easy access to Apollo specialists in the region. The service will enable Airtel Africa subscribers access personalised advice in real time, bringing world-class healthcare services at their fingertips. Airtel Africa will provide its customers with discounted consultation and enable easy payment options through Airtel Money or the customer’s Airtime.

The service, ‘Ask-Apollo,’ is a web and mobile enabled patient-centric service, which combines the expertise of world-renowned doctors, with the convenience of consulting them at any time, from anywhere around the world. This easy-to-use platform allows users to talk to doctors through video conferencing, or connect with them via voice or email. Users can also upload clinical information including reports, images and scans, to be analysed by experts, who can then provide an opinion within a stipulated time.

The MoU was signed by Apollo Hospitals Group Joint managing director Sangita Reddy, who was in Nairobi as a leading member of the Indian Business delegation accompanying the prime minister of India to Kenya, and Airtel Africa CEO Raghunath Mandava.

Reddy said, “Apollo has partnered with Kenya for long by way of extending international care treatment to its patients and training their doctors, now we are ready to take it to a new level and thereby further enhance India’s contribution to the Kenyan healthcare services”.

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