Virtualphyisio, a global virtual physiotherapy service provider, has unveiled a virtual physiotherapy service to reduce financial implications of overseas treatment and to tackle medical tourism.
Sam Eferaro, Virtualphyisio media consultant, said this in a statement on Tuesday.
Eferaro said that Virtualphyisio organisation had appointed international healthcare professionals and consultants to provide virtual physiotherapy services for Nigerians.
He said that the online platform would provide services for physical conditions such as stroke, arthritis, spinal/neck pain, mid-thoracic, and low-back pain of neural and muscular origin.
“This means that Nigerians requiring treatments now have the opportunity of being assessed by different specialists across the world just in one session and in the comfort of their homes.
“We are partnering with mobile telecoms operator, MTN, to facilitate link between patients in Nigeria and specialists in different parts of the world through short message services, phone calls and WhatsApp.
“Our consultants will provide comprehensive evaluations and follow up treatment, where possible, to save scarce foreign exchange by reducing financial implications of overseas treatment and reduction in health tourism.
“This will also result in a reduction in hospital burden of care, unnecessary waiting time, overcrowded hospitals and clinics, consultation time, and costs of treatment,” Eferaro said.
He added that the organisation had registered partner outlets in different parts of the country, where patients could be referred to continue a wide range of therapies when necessary.