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The New Face of Health Care In Nigeria – DoctorPlus

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Ade on October 26, 2012 - 1:51 pm in Startups, Technology

 

“Health is wealth”, goes the popular Nigerian saying. When it comes to health, one should pay optimal attention because without good health money is helpless.

What if distance was no barrier to basic medical service – DoctorPlus

Solving local problems has been a song in Nigeria Tech Industry for a while now and it really excites to see a solution like DoctorPlus coming to existence from two students of OAU who created the New Face of Healthcare. The application also makes it to the Finals of the Google Apps Developer Challenge which was announced.

DoctorPlus – which is currently in Alpha stage – is designed to allow doctors volunteer certain hours of their schedule to offer free basic medical services to patients over the internet. It offers several features, including the patient’s ability to book appointments before hand, reminds you of your appointments, join doctors in a video hangout, offer emergency services, free health tips and many more still to come.

The apps is based on the Google Apps/Drive platform to provide the infrastructure to store medical files in Google Drive, manage appointments with Google Calendar, and video with Hangouts.

They believe the app will go a long way in reducing the burden on the overstretched healthcare system in Nigeria with their crowd-sourcing approach.

They are expected to submit the final version of the app by October 25th, when they will compete for the $20,000 grand prize with other apps from Sub-Saharan Africa.

 

The DoctorPlus Team

Oyewale Oyediran and Dare Fatimehin are both 500 level Computer Science students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. They have a passion for using technology to solve socio-economic problems in Africa.

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