Speaking at the media launch of the service, the CEO, Chucks Chibundu, said Doctorcare247 could help change the landscape of healthcare in Nigeria, especially as patients are clamouring for convenience, saying the desire to bring convenience to customers was the idea behind the development of the service.
Chibundu said, “What we have done is to make sure that patients can get healthcare services whenever and wherever they need them; people are searching for convenience, they want everything delivered to their doorstep. So imagine you don’t have to go to the hospital and have to wait hours just to see a doctor, that is what Doctorecare247 will do for you. You can easily consult your doctor via audio, video calls and text, instead of going to the hospital.
“A survey by Mhealth reveals that 77 percent of Americans preferred healthcare practitioners who provide telehealth services. In Nigeria, telehealth as a means of delivering healthcare is an entirely new process. I remember 2 years ago, when the idea came, people questioned why I wanted to go into something that had not been done. Why not? was my response, because I was convinced of the efficacy of the solution and the need and gap it was going to fill,” he added.
Doctorcare247 is a telehealth platform that delivers health and medical care from anywhere through the use of information and communication technology. With the use of mobile devices, computer and laptops, schedule consultation sessions at convenience through a branded application on IOS, Android or via the web.
It provides round the clock e-health consultations through a list of renowned Nigerian medical & Dental Council certified doctors and specialists; as well as foreign specialists, wherever you are. Taking out issues of distance, logistics and long waiting hours in hospitals in a bid to access quality healthcare services from medical providers online, anytime and anywhere.
Foluke Akinniranye, chief retail officer, HealthPlus limited, said Doctorcare247 is what Nigeria needs to address the issue of self-prescription so as to help the government in fulfilling its mandate of providing quality healthcare services to citizens.
Charles Odibo, a public relations experts applauded the innovation. He said, “Doctorcare247 is about accessing medical practitioners 24 hours in a day and 7 days a week, it is exciting because you can easily reach a pharmacy, a doctor, even a laboratory from your phone. This will help the overall healthcare of the country.”
At the media launch, the CEO, Chuck Chibundu also unveiled Nollywood actress, Roselyn Meurer as the brand ambassador of the platform.
Chibundu said, “we wanted someone with a particular profile that fits what we are doing here and what we look to achieve, and Roselyn has the personality.”