Before now, the closest most people alive came to witnessing a pandemic was through movies, books, historical documentaries and other works of literature. Currently, humanity is experiencing the real deal: on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus (Covid-19) a global pandemic. This new reality has the potential to cause great panic alongside the threat it poses to life.
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In times such as this, it helps to cling to anything that may serve as a glimmer of hope. A good example of this is Sterling Bank’s recent move to offer quality healthcare service through digital channels for a period of 90 days. The bank made this known following the repeated calls by the World Health Organisation for members of the public to maintain social distancing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to Sterling Bank, this service is aimed at impeding the spread of the Covid-19 and ensuring the safety of the populace. Sterling Bank is offering this service in partnership with Tremendoc, a mobile Nigerian healthcare service, to provide telemedicine to its customers as well as those who are not registered with the bank.
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This Initiative, facilitated by the Tremendoc mobile application, will ensure that all Sterling Bank account holders have instant access to licensed physicians for the next 60 days. In this way, they will be able to contact a healthcare professional remotely to enquire whether they should be seen or tested, instead up showing up unannounced at the emergency room and risking exposure.
“Two key advantages of telemedicine are speed and convenience. Patients can access physicians 24/7 without an appointment or physical trip to the doctor. Credit to Sterling bank for recognizing the need for this service, especially during this time of uncertainty in Nigeria.”Jay Chikezie, Founder/CEO Tremendoc Limited.
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