NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 17- Insurance Brokerage firm Minet Kenya has partnered with SASA doctor virtual medical clinic to launch a telemedicine solution aimed at providing online live video medical consultation services for patients.
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 over 200 people testing 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 SASA doctor will tend to their patients remotely to mitigate the risk of transmission,” Minet Kenya Chief Executive Officer Sammy Muthui said.
“The partnership also guarantees members access to online doctors at a highly discounted consultation fee, thus conserving member benefits for longer,” Muthui added.
Through the partnership, Minet employees and selected clients will have access to qualified medical specialists remotely, thereby minimizing traffic to healthcare centres and other medical facilities.
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 percent to 25 percent 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.