Apollo, Airtel bring health app to Africa

Apollo Hospitals and Airtel Africa have inked a pact to enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa.

Published: 13th July 2016 04:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2016 06:31 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Apollo Hospitals and Airtel Africa have inked a pact to enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa.

According to statements fromt he companies, the Memorandum of Understanding is focused on enabling easy access to Apollo specialists in the region.

Signed by Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals Group, who was in Nairobi as a leading member of the Indian Business delegation accompanying the Prime Minister of India to Kenya, and Raghunath Mandava, Chief Operating Officer for Airtel Africa, the service will enable Airtel Africa customers to access personalised health advice in real time.

Airtel Africa will provide its customers with discounted consultation and enable easy payment options through Airtel Money or customers’ Airtime.

India receives a lot of patients from Africa for medical treatment and Apollo Hospitals stated that some African patients traveling to India remain misguided about their health condition which could instead be treated in Africa.

Apollo Hospitals and Airtel Africa will launch “Ask-Apollo”, a web & mobile enabled patient-centric service, from a professional medical team from Apollo, with the convenience of consulting them at any time, from anywhere around the world. The platform allows one to talk to doctors, face-to-face through video conferencing, or connect with them via voice or email.

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