Mobile enabled medical consultancy comes to Rwanda
Having medical consultation and assistance in Rwanda will be made as easy as tapping on a mobile phone application to have a doctor or medical expert, as soon as Babylon health enters Rwanda next year 2016.
Officials of Babylon health are eyeing their entry into Rwanda as one of the first, among third world countries to invest their operations, which are mainly based in Europe.
With Babylon health entering Rwanda, the move is expected to improve access to health services, cut on time spent to get a medical consultation.
One will only have to interact with the doctor or medic through the phone. For example with a simple headache or stomach pain, one will be able to get prescription through a mobile enabled application from any of the doctors on the platform.
With the already existing 4G internet, the services are expected to attract many users in addition to over 100,000 users in Europe.
â€œWe have already started talking to the government and various telecom companies before we start business here. So far all has gone well and we look forward to expand to Rwanda as a priority country in Africaâ€ said Tracey McNeil, the Chief Clinical Officer at Babylon Health
Babylon combines the latest technology with the knowledge and experience of the best doctors to make healthcare simpler, better, and more accessible and affordable for people everywhere.
â€œWhen we see how much can be done with existing technology, to improve access to healthcare for people everywhere, we ask ourselves two simple questions: if not us, then who? If not now, then when? There is no excuses for not tryingâ€ said Dr. Ali Parsa, Founder and CEO Of Babylon Health.