A non-governmental Organization, Doctoz, has launched a digital platform to make healthcare more accessible and convenient for both patients and clinicians.
At the launch in Abuja, the Africa Country Representative of the NGO, Mrs Sa’adatu Adamu described the initiative as timely as Nigeria and the World battles the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving most transactions and communication to digital interface.
She said through the platform, pregnant women, Children and patients who require emergency attention could interact with a physician to get drug prescriptions and also book appointments with the health provider.
According to her this will reduce waiting time, improve recovery periods and aid vulnerable patients who can’t afford medical care access quality services at “a-little-or-no-cost” basis.
Mrs Adamu said the NGO in collaboration with the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, will utilize the expertise of Nigerian Health practitioners after been verified, this she said will eliminate quackery in the profession.
The content developer of the platform in the NGO, Mr Agu Osinaya said the platform simply known as “Doctoz” was easy to use and could be downloaded for free from the Google play store and other IOS devices.
He also said Patients could also access free Ambulance services in instances where road crashes or health emergencies occure.
Mr Osinaya explained that the NGO is in talks with relevant Government agencies to ensure that most Nigerians gain access to the platform.