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A telemedicine mobile Application SeekMed has just announced its launch and availability in Nigeria.

The mobile application, home to a host of doctors who are recipients of Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, the third and fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India respectively, is set to offer Nigerians the choice of getting impeccable medical diagnostics from the comfort of their home.

With improved medical and pharmaceutical advances in cardiology (disorders of the heart), oncology (cancer-related ailments), neuro-surgery (nervous system disorders), nephrology (kidney disorders) and orthopedics (bone disorders) – India has become a medical hotspot for different countries, most especially Nigeria.

Founder of SeekMed, Mr. Alok Awasthi, told journalists that the telemedicine App has some of the unique features.

He said: “With SeekMed, you can easily send an appointment request to your trusted doctor, make an online payment, share scans/reports and have video consultation from the comfort of your home, thereby eliminating the often gruesome yet unavoidable decision of traveling long distances for just a few minutes of consultation; a considerably cheaper alternative.”

In 2015, it was reported that 5,994 Nigerians made up a small percentage in the 460,000 people who visited India, half of which reportedly visited for medical reasons. Over the past three years, this figure has increased; estimated that about 20,000 Nigerians have visited the Nation majorly for medical tourism due to the sheer volume of medical experts and easy accessibility to top-notch medical infrastructure in the Asian nation almost 8,000 kilometers away.

India’s medical sector contributed $79 Billion to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2012 and this figure was doubled in just five years rising as high as $160 Billion in 2017, making up 17 per cent of the country’s generated revenue.

Whereas Nigeria’s lawmakers earmarked a year ago that Nigerians spend $1 Billion annually on medical treatments abroad and India was notably the top destination for Nigerians seeking medical attention abroad.

With these facts in consideration, SeekMed, a user-friendly mobile interactive medicine application which is available for download on Google Play Store, allows patients and physicians to communicate in real-time while maintaining HIPAA compliance.

The mobile app is set to curb the inconceivable amount of money spent on medical diagnosis and travel plans whilst offering Nigerians access to a host of top-ranked physicians right from the comfort of their home and on their mobile phone.

SeekMed Co-Founder Sharad Dubey also expanded on the merits of the app: “The unique features of this mobile App includes and not limited to access to India’s leading physicians who will send reports and write prescriptions as well as an unlimited upload of files; you can also mark your favorite physician for quicker identification and seamless follow-up. Why spend a huge amount of money going to India for medical consultation when there is healing on a mobile phone.”


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