Bharti Airtel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Apollo Hospitals Group in India to enhance healthcare co-operation across Africa.
The MoU which was signed by Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director of Apollo Hospitals Group, who was in Nairobi as a leading member of the Indian Business delegation accompanying the Prime Minister of India to Kenya, and Raghunath Mandava, Chief Operating Officer for Airtel Africa, will enable Airtel Africa customers to access personalised health advice in real-time.
Airtel Africa will also provide its customers with discounted consultation and enable easy payment options through Airtel Money or the customers airtime.
As part of the deal, Apollo Hospitals and Airtel will launch Ask Apollo, a web & mobile enabled patient-centric service, which combines the expertise of world-renowned Apollo doctors, with the convenience of consulting them at any time, from anywhere around the world.
This easy-to-use platform allows one to talk to doctors, face-to-face through video conferencing, or connect with them via voice or email, thus saving the time, money and energy of patients anywhere. One can also upload clinical information including reports, images and scans, to be analyzed by Apollo experts, who can then provide an opinion within a stipulated time.
Airtel operates in 19 countries across Asia and Africa providing 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line broadband and voice services depending upon the country of operation.