Health in your Hands - WAP enabled health care services launched by Dr. Batra's
HYDERABAD: Heralding a new chapter in health care innovation, Dr. Batras’ Positive Health Clinic Pvt. Ltd., a homeopathy chain, introduced a globally accepted WAP enabled health care for the first time in India, here on Wednesday.
Through this service, one can use GPRS service in their mobile phones for doctor’s consultation, increasing knowledge and even for getting treatment. This facility is also available through SMS, as one can send an SMS to the health care centre and they will get a call back. There are no consultation charges, but the patients will be charged for the medicines provided by the doctors. One will be charged Rs 95 per week, including delivery charges within 24 hours of consultation.
“mHealth will work very well especially for acute treatment like cough and cold because now people would consult a doctor rather than taking any off-hand medicine provided by a chemist,” said Akshay Batra, DMD.
mHealth, the first-of-its kind launch to be initiated by a homeopathic organization in India, highlights the innovative application of technology to make health care solutions available to multitudes at the touch of a button. The mobile user will get free consultation irrespective of whether he/she is a patient of Dr. Batra’s.
Other facilities provided by this online service are registration, case history in brief, online chats with doctors for medical queries, appointment requests and for commencing or renewing treatment plans.