Health Care

Apollo Hospitals makes online medical consultancy viable with Ask Apollo

Right from your groceries to bank work, everything is available at the click of one button. It isn’t just medicines but Apollo Hospitals has just come up with a new revolutionary initiative of making medical consultancy viable online with ‘Ask Apollo’. Ask Apollo has been started with a promises to connect billions of patients to Asia’s most advanced healthcare network via video, voice call and email.

The initiative was launched by Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Minister UT Khader at an event held in Bengaluru recently. This initiative by Apollo Hospitals is an interactive patient-centric service that gives its patients the option to consult a doctor anywhere and anytime at their convenience. Through Ask Apollo, one can also book an appointment, avail instant consultation by a family doctor, diet and nutrition related advice, consultation with a specialist/board of specialists based on the criticality of the ailment. Once the user logs on to www.askapollo.com they need to choose the doctor and pay for the consultation and then enter the patients details. Following which they can consult the doctor and get the prescription as well through video call, voice call and email.

Commenting on the launch, Ms Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group said, “Through Ask Apollo, we continue Apollo Group’s legacy of setting industry benchmarks & contributing to elevate the standard of healthcare to the next level. Apollo Hospitals aims at revolutionizing personal technology with the introduction of Ask Apollo where a patient can even select the doctor of their choice and schedule a time they require consultation. Ask Apollo is a 100% virtual service and hence eliminates all hassles of travelling to the clinic or hospital and waiting in long queues.”

Inaugurating the initiative, U T Khader, Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Minister said: “We need to take proactive steps in improving the quality healthcare in India. This initiative by Apollo Hospitals is a step to improve accessibility to healthcare and the services of world-class, credible doctors.”

 

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Luna Dewan

Luna Dewan

With six years of her journalism experience, Luna Dewan has worked for leading print media like the New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle and DNA. She has been writing on healthcare, environment and various other civic issues. She is now with Techspirit.in as the Assistant Editor.

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