Lagos, Nigeria/May 30, 2021. In an effort to educate the public on the silent killer that is hypertension, Doktorconnect organised a mass health awareness program at the heart of Lagos; computer village, Ikeja, and a webinar to mark this year’s World Hypertension Month themed “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer”.
Doktorconnect is a telemedicine application that delivers the entire hospital experience – vitals check, consultation and prescription- to users via a mobile phone anywhere, at any time. The company offers medical devices that syncs perfectly with the mobile app to record vital signs prior to consultation, immediate access to doctors online, drug prescriptions delivered directly to your doorstep, and access to a wellness facility for complete body examination.
“Today, one in three Nigerian adults is hypertensive and another one in three is prehypertensive but the issue is many don’t even know. As people go about seeking their livelihood, we tend to easily neglect our health, leading to heart attack, stroke, or death. These are all preventable if people know their numbers and take proactive steps. At Doktorconnect, we are all about preventive healthcare, which is why we decided to help people access free Blood pressure check and doctor consultation” says Adewale Osideinde, Country Manager, Doktorconnect.
One week after the street activation, the company organised a webinar on the topic; How to Care For Your Heart in a Busy World. Questions on heart care and hypertension were answered by the panel of trained doctors and a cardiologist.
“A lot of people pay for their goals with their health. The currency for achieving your goals is your health. Pay attention to it” said Dr. Benjamin (Cardiologist at Doktorconnect) during the session. The company’s CMO, Dr. Diran Onifade, introduced participants to the wellness plans and state of the art equipment available for individuals to get accurate analysis on their health to prevent emergencies.
Kudos to the team for going all out to educate Lagosians on the silent killer that is hypertension. Doktorconnect was launched in February 2021 with a mission to make quality healthcare available and accessible to all and has gone on to see good success. Visit the website to learn more.