Singapore offers a new tele-consult app for patients
A new app has been recently launched in Singapore that allows patients to book appointments with doctors, and have roundthe-clock tele-consultation with them. Since the app was soft launched in January, close to 100,000 appointments have already been booked. The app is part of a larger healthcare platform, also called MaNaDr.
It is owned by healthcare firm Mobile Health, which was set up by a group of doctors in Singapore. The app provides an extra stream of revenue for doctors through the paid teleconsults, though they do not have to pay a fee to put their services on the app. Patients can text doctors and send pictures of their medical condition through the app for the tele-consults, which are mostly used as follow-up consultations. If their preferred doctor is unavailable, they will be referred to another doctor through the app.