Airtel, Apollo to drive telemedicine in Nigeria

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Nigeria’s third largest telecoms firm, Airtel, has partnered one of the largest integrated healthcare providers in the world, Apollo Hospitals, to enhance access to world-class healthcare services in Nigeria. Under the partnership, “Ask Apollo,” the technology deployed to offer the services would enable video consultation by Airtel Nigeria Premier customers with Apollo Hospitals doctors in India with prior appointment.

In addition to this service, Apollo Hospitals would also work with Airtel Nigeria to create health awareness with emphasis on preventive healthcare. Speaking at the launch of the e-health solution in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of Apollo Hospitals Group, Dr. Hari Prasad, said that Apollo Hospitals and Airtel Nigeria were taking advantage of the technology revolution to get the people of Nigeria closer to world-renowned doctors from Apollo Hospitals.

Source: New Telegraph (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care, Technology
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mobile applications, rural healthcare delivery, telemedicine