Aircel Apollo Mobile HealthCare would initially include services like Tele Medicine and Tele Triage.
These would initially include services like Tele Medicine and Tele Triage.
Tele Medicine provides interactive healthcare in real-time allowing the patients to consult physician /specialist over video for immediate health care. The patient data is collected through various processes like history, data-entry, biometrics and integration of medical equipment. The data is stored and shared between healthcare professionals to diagnose, treat and follow-up be it (regular treatment, postâ€“surgery etc). This will be available at exclusive Aircel Retail outlets and at other Retail outlets as well.
The consultation cost for the service would be Rs 250.
The services will be rolled our in Chennai. Gurdeep Singh, chief operating officer, Aircel said, "We will roll-out our services from Chennai and gradually go Pan India."
On the other hand, Tele Triage is a solution to manage patient health concerns and symptoms via a telephone interaction by doctors anytime, anywhere. A customer would be charged Rs 45 per consultation for this service.
Singh added, "This service is a customer retention tool and we are not looking at it as a major revenue generator. It is a part of our customer service initiative."
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