Technology is gradually easing the stress that comes with receiving medical care in Nigeria. DoctorOffice has joined in to furthure promote the use of technology to improve Nigeria’s healthcare system, by bringing doctors and access to healthcare to the pockets of Nigerians.
Founded by Desmond Okoye, the platform is making it more convenient to access healthcare by connecting Nigerians with doctors whenever they need health services. DoctorsOffice allows access to chat and discuss confidentially with verified Doctors, book medical appointments and locate health care providers 24/7 right from their mobile phones at the comfort of their homes.
Through the platform, users can directly with verified medical doctors for free. They simply sign up, post their questions, and an available doctor on the platform provides all the medical information needed, as well as guide the users as they choose a course of action.
There’s also the advance healthcare locator which allows users search and filter hundred of healthcare listings, read reviews and find directions to the hospitals/clinics that are perfect for their need.
The platform also provides credible health information, including health tips and articles, that are readily available for users to go through at their convenience.
Hospital, clinics and pharmacists and doctors can also register to get listed on the platform.
For the founder, “DoctorsOffice exists because we have a passion to see that more Nigerians access affordable and efficient healthcare especially in situations when a small preventive action can be the difference between life and death. There is a paradigm shift in medicine. The focus now lays on preventive rather than curative medicine.
Our goal is simply to promote the health of every Nigerian irrespective of social divide or pocket size, and we have a mission to empower and provide every individual and health providers in Africa with health solutions and technologies used on a daily basis by millions of Africans for a better and efficient healthcare delivery.”
DoctorsOffice is not the first startup offering healthcare service, as recently, there’s been a rise in the number of startups springing up to improve access to healthcare. We’ve had 1dokita, DoctorsHub and a few others. Competition however might not be a problem, as the health market is wide enough to accommodate even more startups that are looking to improve the health situation in Nigeria.