In order to benefit the unserved and underserved population in rural India amid COVID-19 lockdown, Vakrangee Limited (VL) to facilitate registrations for vHealth by Aetna’s 30 days free virtual doctor consultation service. This initiative will focus on providing free medical guidance to people visiting 10,000 Vakrangee Kendras across the country for essential services. Thereby, ensuring people get all essential services under one roof and minimise their visits to multiple places in the current lockdown situation.
vHealth by Aetna, had announced a special initiative of providing free access to its virtual doctor consultation service to help people with access to quality healthcare during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Highlighting about the initiative, Dinesh Nandwana, MD & CEO, Vakrangee said, “With 80 percent of outlets in Tier 5/6 towns, Vakrangee has made telemedicine services available to its customers in the most remote and hitherto unserved parts of the country, thereby ensuring availability of quality healthcare for all. We are proud to be supporting society during such a crucial crisis of COVID-19 pandemic.”
Talking about the initiative, Dr. Sneh Khemka, President, Aetna International said, “Teleconsultation is the need of the hour for people to minimise the risk of getting any infection due to the hospital or clinic visits. We are happy to support the community during such trying times where vHealth can be a support for families as their first point of contact for any health requirement.”
People can leverage vHealth video or phone consultation services to evaluate their symptoms for COVID-19, managing chronic conditions, treatment of illnesses and guidance on staying healthy. The free vHealth virtual doctor consultation service will be available for 30 days from the date of registration until May 3, 2020.
Vakrangee is a technology-driven company focused on building India’s largest network of last-mile retail outlets to deliver real-time BFSI, ATM, e-commerce and logistics services to the unserved rural, semi-urban and urban markets.