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Telkom customers to access subsidized medical consultation via their phones

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 – Telkom Kenya has partnered with Valentis Health, a healthcare service providing telemedicine, to offer medical consultations.

Dubbed Dial Daktari, the medical consultancy service will give customers access to board licensed doctors, on their phones.

It will also enable patients to observe physical distancing and to mitigate the risk of person-to-person infection, as stipulated by health authorities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Customers will access the service through a toll-free number, with a teleconsultation costing Sh450, payable via Telkom’s mobile money wallet T-Kash.

In addition to the phone consultations, the Valentis Health App will allow patients to track symptoms, communicate with the doctors via text and through video consultations.

Telkom’s Chief Executive Officer, Mugo KIBATI says Technology will continue to play an integral part in the lives of Kenyans, more so now that it is enabling them to make the switch to conducting their affairs, virtually, from home.

“As a corporate citizen, we at Telkom chose to continue focusing our corporate social interventions and partnerships on areas such as these, where our core service will have direct and immediate impact, during this time,” he said.

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