Following a successful launch and quick adoption of SeekMed – a mobile telemedicine application – by a majority of early users, the mobile app has found its way into the healthcare market, enjoying positive reviews and a 4.8-star rating on Google Play Store.
Primarily created to offer users medical second opinion before making major surgical or complex treatment decisions in the lines of nephrology, cardiology, neurology, oncology, orthopaedics and others; Medical tourists can also get adequate information about ailments before committing themselves to long hours in the air; seeing as it has become increasingly impossible to eliminate medical tourism.
Alok Awasthi, Founder of SeekMed fondly acknowledged that the App wasn’t created to halt this growing trend, rather, it was created to make life easier for users.
“In this day and age, it is impossible to completely eliminate or avoid medical tourism. However, the flight of capital from a patient’s home country could somewhat be contained by leveraging virtual medical tourism services provided by SeekMed,” he said.
“Travelling to other countries for surgeries and other complex procedures can’t be avoided but the majority of consultations could still be carried out via SeekMed.”
As such, SeekMed has carried out hundreds of consultations since its Nigeria launch in March and have been greeted by waves of reviews and endorsements.
One user wrote:
“My experience with them was excellent and this is the best app to get medical attention. I encourage everyone with different types of diseases to join Seekmed they are excellent doctors with good reception.”
SeekMed App is widely perceived as an innovative app that offers immediate solutions to some of the existing problems of healthcare and Nigerian medical tourists.
There are three easy steps involved to use the app. One, download the app which is currently only available on Google Play Store. Two, register and book an appointment with a specialist. Finally, pay a sum of 5,200 Naira through an online channel and then proceed with your consultation.