Telemedicine trend continues with new Nigerian mobile initiative

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A joint telemedicine initiative between Apollo Hospitals and African telecoms company Airtel will expand access to health services for many Nigerian mobile subscribers.The initiative will also provide opportunities for the growth of the Indian medical tourism industry.

Growth in the number of mobile phone users and wireless subscribers, and advances in the innovative application of communication technology to address health priorities have the potential to transform the delivery of healthcare across the world, providing significant opportunities to companies looking to invest in the telecare sector.

Apollo Hospitals, one of Asia’s largest integrated healthcare providers andAirtel Nigeria, an African telecommunications company have partnered to provide video consultation with doctors from Apollo Hospitals in India for Airtel’s premium account holders. In addition to this service, the hospital has said that it plans to work with Airtel to raise health awareness in Nigeria, with an emphasis on preventative care.

Source: Business Monitor (link opens in a new window)

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