goMediCAL Connects Patients and Doctors in Benin

By : Adoni Conrad Quenum

Date : vendredi, 19 avril 2024 09:45

To enhance healthcare access for the population, a Beninese startup launched an e-health application. The solution integrates multiple features that allow patients to receive medical care.

goMediCAL is an e-health solution developed by the Beninese startup Open SI, established in 2013 by Gilles Kounou. Launched in 2017, this Android-exclusive app, which has been downloaded over 10,000 times, offers users the ability to schedule medical appointments, discover on-call pharmacies, maintain a digital health record, and conduct teleconsultations.

Users can create an account using their email address, granting them access to a variety of services. The platform provides a dedicated search bar that allows users to find doctors by surname or specialty, regardless of whether the doctor is a specialist or a generalist. This feature enables users to locate all doctors on the platform who share a specific name or surname. Furthermore, the platform provides a comprehensive list of specialists in the chosen field.

It’s worth noting that goMediCAL also integrates insurance options. Users can track their specific procedures and select their pre-registered insurance on the platform. Additionally, it offers the convenience of paying medical fees for a relative, irrespective of whether they reside in Benin or abroad. Doctors on the platform utilize a digital agenda that allows them to work according to their availability, providing greater flexibility. The e-health solution proudly hosts more than 300 doctors, 60 health centers, and facilitates 250 daily appointments.

goMediCAL has been the recipient of several awards, most notably the Afric’innov prize in 2018, presented by the World Bank, the French Development Agency (AFD), and the International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF). It also secured third place in the startup awards in the health sector at the International Conference of Ministers of Health and ICT on Healthcare Safety in Africa (CIMSA).

Adoni Conrad Quenum


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