What You Should Know as CloudClinic Launches in Lagos to Provide Virtual Healthcare Solutions to Nigerians 

What You Should Know as CloudClinic Launches in Lagos to Provide Virtual Healthcare Solutions to Nigerians 

CloudClinic Limited (CCL), a digital healthcare service company, on Monday 17 April 2023 launched its cloud-based healthcare solution called CloudClinic, aimed at facilitating virtual consultations between patients and licensed medical practitioners. The platform is designed to provide affordable healthcare to every Nigerian by connecting healthcare seekers to healthcare providers such as doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and medical laboratories through a suite of mobile platforms, web, and API services.

Founder and CEO of Cloud Clinic Limited, Ifeanyi Aneke, said that the platform was motivated by a burning desire to bring quality and affordable healthcare to every Nigerian. He believes that healthcare should be convenient and accessible to everyone, and the development of the cloud-based healthcare platform was designed with this in mind.

CloudClinic has partnered with over a thousand licensed medical laboratories, pharmacies, and hospitals across Nigeria, and is designed to improve access to healthcare while making it convenient for patients. The platform’s native language feature matches patients with doctors based on their preferred native languages, ensuring effective communication and understanding.

Dr. Amy Ojiakor, Clinical Director, Cloud Clinic Limited, highlighted that Nigeria has a 1 to 10,000 doctor-to-patient ratio, which means that an average Nigerian must drive long hours to get to a hospital and queue up for hours to see a doctor. This limitation often leads to incidents of late presentation, resulting in a high mortality rate. the startup addresses this issue by allowing doctors to request investigations and prescribe drugs for patients virtually.

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CloudClinic Makes it Possible for Patients to Easily Locate Health Facility

The digital health platform also makes it possible for patients to quickly locate a medical laboratory, pharmacy, or hospital nearest to them. Also, patients can have their samples collected in their homes and their drugs delivered to them when they cannot go out or do not want to go to the medical laboratories or pharmacies.

Flourish Nnamdi, Product Manager, Cloud Clinic Limited, stated that the product is user-friendly and backed by 24-hour, seven days a week support. He called on stakeholders in the health sector to register on CloudClinic as a patient or doctors by downloading the app from the App Store, Google Play Store, or by visiting the website.

The healthtech startup is also inviting licensed medical laboratories, pharmacies, and hospitals interested in partnering with them to visit the Partnership page on the website.

CloudClinic’s entry into the Nigerian health-tech sector will help cater to more Nigerians who currently lack access to the inefficient and overcrowded public healthcare system. By providing virtual consultations and connecting patients with healthcare providers, CloudClinic is helping to democratize healthcare and improve health outcomes in Nigeria. The platform’s affordability, convenience, and accessibility make it a game-changer for the Nigerian healthcare sector.

The Healthtech will Address Challenges Facing the Traditional Health Facilities

In addition to improving access to healthcare, Cloud Clinic’s entry into the Nigerian healthtech sector has the potential to alleviate some of the challenges facing the country’s public healthcare system.

The Nigerian public health care system has long been plagued by a lack of funding, inadequate infrastructure, and a shortage of qualified medical personnel. This has led to a situation where many Nigerians are unable to access quality healthcare services, particularly those living in rural areas.

Cloud Clinic’s platform can help address this issue by connecting patients in remote or underserved areas with licensed healthcare providers via their mobile phones or other internet-enabled devices. This can help bridge the gap between patients and medical practitioners, providing greater access to healthcare services, especially for those who live in areas where medical facilities are scarce.

Moreover, the platform’s native language feature ensures that patients are matched with healthcare providers who can communicate with them effectively. This is especially important in a country as linguistically diverse as Nigeria, where more than 500 languages are spoken.

By offering a complete and world-class healthcare experience, Cloud Clinic will encourage more Nigerians to seek healthcare services. This could help reduce the incidence of self-medication, and late presentation and increase the chances of successful treatment outcomes.

Overall, Cloud Clinic’s entry into the Nigerian health-tech sector is a positive development that has the potential to significantly improve access to healthcare services for many Nigerians. By providing affordable, convenient, and accessible healthcare services via its cloud-based platform, Cloud Clinic is poised to significantly impact the Nigerian healthcare landscape.