By Luke Anami
A medical service provider has introduced an sms service to boost interaction between patients and health professionals.
The service allows clients to seek answers to their medical problems from health professionals.
Through the service, patients can get information about their medical conditions or even lifestyle issues from experts.
According to Dr Maurice Waka, patients will be first required to register with AAR before accessing the service.
"Patients will no longer have to queue in a hospital to find out why the soar throat wonât go away," Dr Maurice Waka said in interview with Tech Insight.
All that is needed is to send any health related question to a dedicated short code and receives an answer.
"After a few minutes, the doctor will respond to the specific query through the same code directly to users handsets," said Dr Waka.
The long-distance consultation also involves using sms, emails, newsletters, and videos.
"The service will carry information about testing and treatment methods, availability of health services, and disease management," Waka says.