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Local telco in health empowerment drive

10 April 2014, 08:46Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Globacom, the local mobile network operator, has unveiled a product aimed at boosting healthcare and general wellness in the country.

Called Glo Medicare, the service, which is SMS-based, is available to all Glo Mobile subscribers in any part of the country that can access the GSM signal.

Subscribers to the new service are provided with regular information on a wide range of health and wellness issues, including how to manage various diseases or health conditions and how to prevent them.

“This service was conceived with a view to making a strong positive contribution to sound health among Nigerians. We have taken some time to look at the areas to focus on that will be of immense help to the greatest of number of people. So we have no doubt at all that this service will benefit an overwhelming number of our esteemed subscribers,” Adeniyi Olukoya, Marketing Coordinator, said.

He explained that subscribers would have the liberty of choosing specific areas they would like to receive information on from a menu, adding that subsequently, such subscribers will receive tips, advice and other information they could apply to their lives on a daily basis.

According to Olukoya, the advice dispensed to subscribers through Glo Medicare was grouped under broad topics such as Cancer Info, Diabetes Info, Pregnancy Info, Baby Info, First Aid Info, Cholesterol Info, Toddler Info, Hypertension Info and Blood Sugar Info, among others.

He said Glo subscribers could activate the service by sending the keyword “Menu” to 3400.

The service costs N90 per month or N4 per day, depending on what the subscriber required.

Olukoya said Globacom would continue to roll out innovative services aimed at adding value to the lives of Nigerians.

– CAJ News


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