KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 29 — DoctorOnCall has spearheaded innovative mobile clinics to perform health diagnostics for people in rural areas who live far away from public health facilities.
The digital health platform’s “DOCPod” — which was piloted in Langkawi in 2019 — is a mobile clinic that can be located within the community, where patients with chronic diseases can enter to check their vitals, body temperature, blood pressure and blood sugar readings, among other diagnostics.
At the DOCPod mobile clinic, patients can also speak via audio or video calls to doctors at public health clinics or DoctorOnCall. If their condition is serious, patients can then be referred to physical check-ups. DoctorOnCall can also deliver medicines to patients’ homes.