MTN MoMo Expands into Digital Healthcare Services

MTN MoMO has announced an entry into the digital health services sphere with a Nurse and Doctor Video Consultancy Pre-paid services.

MTN Mobile Money has announced an expansion into digital health services with its new pre-paid solution offering Doctor and Nurse video consultation solutions. This service can be accessed by the users in the Mobile Money app and is offered in a partnership with Careworks.

“MoMo Health vouchers give users access to a nurse for a health check, and if needed, connect to a Video-Dr for a consultation at the nearest Dischem or Medicare pharmacies. Selected medication can then be prescribed if needed. Where the nurse can help resolve your condition and a Video-Dr consult is not required, you will be refunded a portion of the voucher price (R125) into the purchasers MoMo wallet.”

Felix Kamenga, Chief Officer for Mobile Financial Services, MTN SA

MTN has stated that these services is targeted towards the elderly people who don’t have medical alternatives and towards people who don’t have adequate savings for healthcare.

“The high cost of medical aid and affordability constraints are increasing the need for prepaid medical aid to expand health care coverage more broadly and fairly. The best thing about this is people only pay when they need to access health services. They are freed from large monthly bills for medical care they do not use, but still get the benefit of a one-on-one consultation with a healthcare provider. It saves time and money, but also ensures the most vulnerable are not left without the care they need.”

Felix Kamenga, Chief Officer for Mobile Financial Services, MTN SA

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