The telemedicine healthcare called ‘Sema Doc’ seeks to improve access to health care, especially in remote parts of the country.
“This system will enable patients to interact directly with doctors, be diagnosed quickly and be treated right from villages and towns,” said First Lady Margaret Kenyatta during the launch of the application at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi.
The technology is run by Hello Doctor, a private company, together with Commercial Bank of Africa and Safaricom.
Mrs Kenyatta observed that patients would get early treatment. “It will be a win-win situation for Kenyans. Mobile connectivity has changed our lives in many ways,” the First Lady said.
She said Kenya has been grappling with a shortage of medical personnel and resources.
Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said: “We want Kenyans to have access to quality healthcare. Innovation is key in achieving a competitive edge in the market,” Mr Macharia said.