20 Nov 2013, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Singapore: TeleCure, a firm that provides medical care service via telephone and video medical consultations, plans to launch on Helpouts, a new service from Google that connects people who can give help to people who need help over live video. The site can be accessed by login on to the website: http://helpouts.google.com.
Helpouts by Google is a way for individuals anywhere in the world to connect with experts via live video. Experts will be available in a wide range of categories and TeleCure will bring medical services to the platform. Within Helpouts, individuals can get assistance via on-demand video sessions or schedule sessions in advance. Sessions can be booked through the desktop or mobile app available on Android.
People can contact TeleCure and choose to consult with a medical provider through a phone or video call for just $25. Users simply call a number to check in and have the freedom to go about their daily routine. Within 15 minutes, a TeleCure medical provider contacts the patient to discuss their issue and gets them started on a treatment plan. If applicable, they can then pick up any needed medication at their local pharmacy and begin the recovery process. There's no time wasted in a real or virtual waiting room.
"With the power of Google, TeleCure is an alternative that the masses desire, especially in a day and age when it is still so difficult to gain access to quality healthcare," said Mr Garick Hismatullin, CEO, TeleCure. "At the same time, you don't need any expensive technology, not even a smartphone, to simply dial and speak to a medical expert. It's an even better, hassle-free way to get help quickly."