As published on cio.co.ke on April 15th 2020
Insurance Brokerage firm, Minet Kenya, has partnered with SASAdoctor virtual medical clinic to launch a telemedicine solution aimed at providing online live video medical consultation services for patients even as people strive to flatten the Coronavirus spread curve.
This comes in the wake of the government’s directive to maintain social distancing as one of the ways of curbing the spread of COVID-19 that has so far seen many people tested positive.
“This telemedicine solution provides ideal means to offer certain types of patient care for our employees and clients during this period of Coronavirus pandemic. We are hopeful that the services offered will play a vital role in preventing the spread of novel Coronavirus. Our partner SASAdoctor will tend to their patients remotely to mitigate the risk of transmission,” Minet Kenya Chief Executive Officer Sammy Muthui said.
Through the partnership, Minet employees and selected clients will have access to qualified medical specialists remotely, thereby minimising traffic to healthcare centres and other medical facilities.
“The partnership also guarantees members access to online doctors at a highly discounted consultation fee, thus conserving member benefits for longer,” Muthui added.
The service will be open to patients at any given time of the day with designated pharmacies and follow-ups for members with chronic conditions. There will be access to designated laboratory sample collection points with concierge services and medication at discounted rates of 15% to 25% off retail prices, delivered to the homes of the patients.
Among the ailments that will be treated through the virtual clinic include; gastrointestinal infections, depression and anxiety, menstrual problems, STIs, chronic conditions like diabetes & high blood pressure, colds and coughs as well as skin and eye infections.