• Now you can access medical tests at home
Stack Diagnostics, a premium molecular diagnostics and personalised medicine company, has unveiled an online portal known as DiagnosMe.Africa to enhance health care delivery in Nigeria.
DiagnoseMe.Africa leverages cutting edge technology and provides a platform where clients can order and pay for tests, sample pickup, sample analysis and receive results in provider portal. The portal allows individuals to easily carry out medical tests at the convenience of their homes.
Unveiling the portal in Lagos at a stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday, October 23, Chief Executive Officer of the company, Dr Abasi Ene-Obong, said the platform was launched to provide quality health care services in Nigeria particularly in the area of laboratory tests.
Dr Ene-Obong lamented that deaths from some diseases like prostate and breast cancer which countries in Europe and America have been able to totally eradicate kills 80 percent of its patients in Nigeria. He called for a revolution in health care delivery in Nigeria through the provision and enhancement of recent technological tools stating that such revolution will reposition health care delivery in Nigeria and save lives.
He said: “The burden of diseases requiring molecular and genetics testing are on the rise in Nigeria. Thus, the online platform provides genetic testing services using a centralized laboratory approach, an online marketplace for ordering tests, receiving test results, confirming diagnosis, and referring patients for secondary and tertiary care”.
He also revealed that the platform can only be used by customers who have created accounts on the platform and that the platform is a secured channel.
“Each patient has a private account that is secured on the portal which will store the medical history. The portal also has a forum for doctors to communicate and get a second opinion on an issue. In the same way, a patient can still use the portal to get across to a doctor of his choice.”
The portal contains the entire test available at their laboratory, how to conduct it, and the cost for each test with rebirths for every test ordered and for referrals.
Also, Medical Adviser, DiagnoseMe.Africa, Dr Nchiewe Ani, said, the portal is created to save patients the expenses of referrals abroad and to improve patient’s experience. The Consultant Radiologist from the University of Calabar, Teaching Hospital, Cross River State, said the portal gives the doctor, a background of his patient’s medical history and reduces error in the management of the patient’s ailment. It also guides the doctor on his prescription method.
In the same vein, Executive Director, Synlab Nig. Dr Tolulope Adewole, one of the partners of Diagnoseme.Africa, said the partnership is aimed at improving the health care sector of the country. He emphasized that their partnership with Diagnoseme.Africa is to contribute to the need for an adequate technological platform that will cater for the numerous challenges of health service delivery in Nigeria.6