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Yet another startup has made an entrance into the Nigerian medical tech scene. It’s called Hudibia, and is a mobile app that allows users search for a doctor anywhere in the world, have a consultation, book an appointment and pay for these services in-app.

Launched last year, Hudibia is available in English, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba, and has a few other interesting features. For instance, users can consult with a doctor via live video streaming and patients’ records on the app can be securely transferred to another healthcare provider as requested.

Users can arrange hospital visits and house calls via the app for themselves or close family members, anywhere the app is available. Hudibia also provides direct access to information on common healthcare problems, with audio translations in multiple languages, with search properties for hospitals and doctors.

Quality of medical care will be ensured by rating and monitoring the hospitals and doctors on the platform, by the Hudibia team. The app can also be used to pay for regular medications either locally or abroad with monthly home delivery from designated pharmacies where available. Doctors on the app also have access to specialist opinion from senior colleagues.

Ahjoku Amadi-Obi, a medical doctor and research fellow in telemedicine who is the founder of Hudibia said, “We have already demonstrated the use of this technology in Africa”

According to Hudibia’s site, the have 1000+ “members”. Scrolling further down reveals another counter which says they have 25 patients, 14 doctors and 10 hospitals.  Plans to extend the capabilities of the app include recruiting doctors that can handle consultations at patient’s homes, collaboration with medical missions to africa to enable them monitor their patients after the mission, and integrating prescriptions and investigations  by working with select pharmacies and diagnostic centers.

The app is available for download in both Google and Apple playstores. Hospitals can register on the app’s website.

Loretta Adamu Author

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