A telemedicine mobile Application SeekMed has introduced into the Nigerian market a mobile application that offers Nigerians the choice of getting impeccable medical diagnostics from the comfort of their home.
Speaking on some of the unique features of the telemedicine App, Founder of SeekMed Mr Alok Awasthi explained that with SeekMed, individuals can easily send an appointment request to their trusted doctor, make an online payment, share scans/reports and have video consultation from the comfort of their home, thereby eliminating the often gruesome yet unavoidable decision of travelling long distances for just a few minutes of consultation.
Statiistics have shown that in 2015, 5,994 Nigerians made up a small percentage in the 460,000 people who visited India, half of which reportedly visited for medical reasons. Over the past three years, this figure has increased with estimated 20,000 Nigerians that visited the country majorly for medical tourism due to the sheer volume of medical experts and easy accessibility to top-notch medical infrastructure in the Asian nation almost 8,000 kilometers away.
India’s medical sector contributed $79 Billion to the country’s GDP in 2012 and this figure was doubled in just five years rising as high as $160 Billion in 2017, making up 17 percent of the country’s generated revenue. Whereas it was reported that Nigeria spend $1 billion annually on medical treatments abroad.
With these facts in consideration, SeekMed, a user-friendly mobile interactive medicine application which is available for download on Google Play Store, allows patients and physicians to communicate in real-time while maintaining HIPAA compliance.
The mobile app is set to curb the inconceivable amount of money spent on medical diagnosis and travel plans whilst offering Nigerians access to a host of top-ranked physicians right from the comfort of their home and on their mobile phone.
Co-Founder, Sharad Dubey also explained that the unique features of the mobile App include and not limited to access to India’s leading physicians who would send reports and write prescriptions as well as an unlimited upload of files. “You can also mark your favorite physician for quicker identification and seamless follow-up. Why spend a huge amount of money going to India for medical consultation when there is healing on a mobile phone,”he added.