By Our Reporter
The spread of the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown and curfew in Uganda has taught us to embrace new ways of doing things. One such adoption was in the medical field where now individuals can interact with a doctor in real time without leaving the comfort of their home.
This has been made possible by the GoGP+ app which has introduced a new way to reach our doctors and health workers with just a click of a button.
With the GoGP+ app, one can reach verified medical personnel in real time through the use of video, photographs, texts, and audio.
You can now access a doctor for diagnosis, monitoring, feedback, and correct prescriptions from the comfort of your couch.
How to use the app?
There are basically 5 steps one will go through the consult a doctor:
To get started, one has to download the app from App store or Google Play store.
Then sign up by registering and log in using your email and password. User accounts are protected by email address and password.
Select the option of the doctor you need to consult with i.e. General Practitioner or a consultant/specialist from a dropdown menu.
Pay via MTN mobile money, Airtel money or visa card. The cost for consulting a General Practitioner is 15,000/= and a consultant is 30,000/=.
Finally connect with your doctor via video and text chat. The doctor may request for a lab test, if required a lab request will be sent via the user’s registered email. Both the doctor and patient have the ability to upload documents and images for both to view.
The text transcript is available during future consultations for consulting doctors to review. After the consultation with the doctor is closed, a report with a prescription is immediately sent to the patient’s email.
At the patient’s request the prescribed medicine can be sent to your location from their partner pharmacies.
All records will go to your personal medical file and can be accessed by you anytime from anywhere.