Singapore has unveiled a medical app which allows patients with any symptoms to have a virtual consultation with a certified Doctor without having to leave their beds. The new Doctor app allows anyone with a smart phone to describe their symptoms, receive a consultation via video message and prescription advice, with specialist referrals for more serious cases. A 10-minute consultation costs SGD $30. This is a great development for Singapore’s ageing population; those who live alone or do not have anyone to drive them can have access to specialist help at the click of a button.
The app has also been praised for abetting the city-states growing traffic problem, which can also lead to delays in treatment for anyone feeling unwell. The app launched only a few weeks ago and has been met with great reviews so far.