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Mobile firm launches major health initiatives

25 September 2014, 18:31

Lagos - Millions are set to benefit from some major health care offerings a leading telecommunications service provider has launched in Lagos.

The two initiatives, 'Dial-a-Doctor' and 'Mobile Midwives', launched in Ikeja, are the brainchild of Airtel.

The services were launched in partnership with mHealth, VAS2NETS, Grameen, GSMA and Save-A -Million Lives Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Giving details about the two products, Airtel Chief Commercial Officer, Maurice Newa, said while 'Dial-a-Doctor' has bee conceived to provide realtime 24 hours online medical advices to Airtel customers by doctors, Mobile Midwives linked pregnant women to a poll of midwives across the country.

He said that over 40 doctors have been engaged for the Dial-a-Doctor service which would be accessed at affordable prices.

He added at three doctors would always be available at the company's call centre to attend to medical enquiries from customers.

On Mobile Midwives service, Maurice said pregnant women who subscribed to the service would be given advice and guided by trained midwives on how to manage their pregnancy.

He said the service would be available in local languages so as to take care of women who are not literate.

Newa noted that the overall purpose of launching the two products was duo to Airtel aspiration to touch the lives of millions of Nigeria who are in dare need to medical advices.

"These are products that we hope will impact the lives of millions of Nigerians who daily lack access to basic health facilities and advices. We hope to continues to provide these services which will save the lives of Nigerians and connect our brand to them," he said.

- CAJ News


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