Middle East and North Africa e-health startup Vezeeta has expanded to Kenya by launching an app to help Kenyans access doctors from their smartphones.
The app – Vezeeta, is available for both Android and IOS users via Google and Apple App stores with 24 hours 7 days a week medical access in all the 47 counties. Patients will now be able to search, compare and book doctors in under a minute using the app.
Once users download the app, they need to sign up, choose a medical speciality area of interest, region and insurance cover and proceed on to select your preferred doctor.
According to Nana Frimpong, Vice President, Africa, Vezeeta, the platform will provide Kenyans with an opportunity to access doctors across various disciplines on their terms.
”Through our App and website, Kenyans will be able to access expert medical advice from the safety of their homes and receive professional guidance on identifying and dealing with COVID-19, without risking exposure,” he said.
“As COVID-19 outbreak continues to present complex healthcare challenges to the public, we see our role and responsibility as a health-tech leader and trusted partner to ensure that the well-being and health of our patients remain uninterrupted,” noted Mr. Frimpong.
Currently, the app has over 30 speciality areas that range from chest and respiratory, dentistry, dermatology, neurology, orthopedics and ENT among others with medical experts all registered under the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Council.
“We believe that through this initiative, we are supporting not only the Government of Kenya but also empowering Kenyans to make more informed decisions on their healthcare choices and improve access to doctors in general,” added Mr Frimpong.
With a global network of 30000 locally licensed doctors across 41 medical specialities, Vezeeta is present in 5 other countries – Nigeria, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.