Betacare, a virtual health care provider, has announced the launch of its operations in Nigeria.
The mobile health startup Betacare aims to bridge the current gap in healthcare in Nigeria by providing affordable and quality healthcare to the masses through the click of a button.
Betacare has found a way to leverage technology, helping patients quickly access health care whenever and wherever they need it, while also enabling certified healthcare providers with an efficient way to provide care to those who otherwise would not have access to it.
During an interview with Mr. Tosin Obafemi, the CEO of BetaCare, he said “I want BetaCare to be that bridge that enables people living in rural and undeveloped areas to gain access to quality medical attention without location barriers.” According to him, this led to the introduction of our WhatsApp, Live Video calls, and Facebook Messenger channels, enabling users to speak to a qualified doctor through chat or calls from any location on their android and web apps, and social media for as low as 500 naira.
This is a healthcare delivery service that will run with an online platform where patients can schedule appointments with a doctor through whatsapp and Facebook messenger. In addition to providing online access to doctors and specialists, the company also provides patients with access to pharmacies and laboratories, and emergency health services like ambulances for its customers from the comfort of their homes.
BetaCare’s COO, Mrs. Runo Obafemi; also added, “BetaCare is not only for low-medium earners, but we also have a range of services that are valuable to high-earners. Our virtual consultation, home testing team, and drug delivery service are valuable to all patients- it is convenient, saves time, and is easy to use”.
She also stated that healthcare is a fundamental human right, everyone deserves access to high-quality and affordable care in a place where they feel safe and comfortable. Unfortunately, not everyone has that luxury, we want to change that, and we can't do it alone. That's why we're calling on everyone to take an active role in improving the quality of healthcare in Nigeria and make ours a better country.
To that effect, Betacare has also included an SMS functionality, where users BetaCare subscribers can now get expert medical access via SMS. This ensures that even Nigerians without access to smartphones, can access healthcare now.
BetaCare launched a beta version in November 2022 and rolled out officially two months after, on 24th January 2023 across five (5) platforms:
- web application www.betacare.ng/sign-up
- mobile application (available on Google playstore)
- WhatsApp “+2349047152190”
- Facebook Messenger @betacare_ng
- SMS chat (Text BE to 4449 to get started for MTN users and BC3 to 3035 for Airtel user)
For further information, you can follow BetaCare on instagram and Facebook or visit their website.