By Our Reporter
MTN Uganda and Multinational Health Technology Company Baobab Circle have enhanced the Afya Pap service to deliver access to a doctor through Afya Pap Call a Doc feature.
Baobab Circle, the team behind app has responded to the demand of the customer with a comprehensive telemedicine service for people who are unable to travel to a health facility especially in this COVID-19 global crisis.
Baobab Circle’s answer to the desperation of people wanting to access medical advice has been to expand its Afya Pap service to MTN subscribers who can now call and speak to a doctor with a click of a button.
The patient can use one platform to Call a Doc (live online voice call consultation), ask a Doc (consultation via chat/text messaging), as well as take and track their readings (blood glucose and pressure) with Smart devices.
“At MTN, we seek to create a bright and bold new digital world for our customers by creating products and services that are relevant to our customers in their daily life. We are excited about the addition of the Call A Doc service to the Afya Pap app and we believe that it is going to serve a lot of customers who need affordable and convenient access doctor consultation services” said Susan Kayemba, Senior Manager Digital Services, MTN Uganda.
Susan further added that customers can download the Afya Pap mobile App from the Google Play store and register to use it. All new users of the App will be given a 14-day FREE trial inclusive of data. Upon expiry of the FREE trial, customers can then buy subscription using MTN MoMo within the Afya Pap App. The available subscription plan is 30 days at only Ugx 4,000, inclusive of the data for using the App.
Dr. Precious Lunga, Epidemiologist and CEO at Baobab Circle says, “The current challenges we see from all parts of the world have taught us that health is our greatest wealth. Over 100,000 Ugandans die from Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) related complications due to lack of proper disease management.”
“As a company using technology to improve health outcomes, we believe that this grave statistic can be mitigated by supporting patients with a remote monitoring platform and access to a doctor through Afya Pap Call a Doc. We are privileged to partner with MTN to provide technology enabled healthcare solutions to Ugandans.” She added.
The Afya Pap service already has over 10,000 users in Uganda.