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Doctor Introduces Future Of Health Care Services

Dr Naidu Private Medical Practice director Dr Kris Naidu said: “This is the future of healthcare because the App delivers virtual consultations at your fingertips.”
13 Jun 2021 15:57
Doctor Introduces Future Of Health Care Services
Dr Naidu Private Medical Practice director Dr Kris Naidu. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

A Nadi family physician has introduced Fiji’s first medical consultation App, VUNIWAI telemedicine.

The App connects the patients with healthcare providers to consult them, access electronic prescriptions, book appointments, make payments and more.

Dr Naidu Private Medical Practice director Dr Kris Naidu said: “This is the future of healthcare because the App delivers virtual consultations at your fingertips.”

At his own practice, which was established since 2020, he said patients can do online consultation via text and video with expert doctors and receive electronic prescriptions using the app.

Dr Naidu added he had been working on the app for the past year, but it was officially launched yesterday with no charge to the first 500 customers.

He added telemedicine is the most effective way during this pandemic.

“It avoids contact with healthcare facilities, other patients, and healthcare staff in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and keep your family healthy,” he said.

“As quarantining and social distancing have become a norm, with the COVID pandemic, in-person medical visits have been limited to medical emergencies. Suddenly, telemedicine services have emerged from the wings of medical care to centre stage as people have taken to online telehealth service as an important medical service due to COVID risks and restrictions.”

Vodafone Head of eCommerce Shailendra Prasad said: “Vodafone is enabling businesses through its digital platforms to continue to serve its customers remotely while being able to receive payment remotely via the M-PAiSA mobile wallet.

The app is available for download on Playstore and Appstore integrated with M-PAiSA payment gateway from Vodafone Fiji. Also, visit www.vuniwai-telemedicine.com.

About Dr Naidu

Dr Naidu was born and raised in Nadi. He is the son of Nadi lawyer Dorsami Nadi.

He completed his MBBS in 2011 and Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine in 2016.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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