GDA, Sehat Kahani to provide healthcare to tourists via mobile app

ABBOTTABAD: Sehat Kahani, a health-tech social enterprise, signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Galiyat Development Authority (GDA) for the promotion of sustainable development of the tourism industry.

The MoU was signed by GDA Director-General Raza Ali Habib and Sehat Kahani’s CEO, Dr Sara Saeed Khurram at the 4th Tech Valley Conference 2019, Abbottabad. Through this partnership, GDA will provide tourists with 24/7 access to primary healthcare services, on the go, via Sehat Kahani mobile application and its M-health services.

Under the MoU, Sehat Kahani App will be embedded in the “Doctor on Demand” tab of the “Galiyat Guide App”, the official Mobile Application of the GDA to guide tourists with various facilities available for them ranging from accommodation to healthcare facilities.

Sehat Kahani App enables tourists to easily record their medical history and connect with a diverse panel of qualified doctors of different specializations over chat, audio and video call, or share their medical queries on the in-built forum. Tourists can also obtain a prescription on their smartphones, and can also use helpline available for their assistance at all times.

Dr Sara Saeed Khurram “This collaboration will pave the way for KP Government and Sehat Kahani to improve access to healthcare by providing sustainable telehealth services to tourists with a vision to create a healthier Pakistan using technology.”

The Director GDA Raza Ali Habib said “We are delighted to partner with Sehat Kahani to provide healthcare services via the mobile Application for tourists visiting the province.”  The GDA director believes tourism is integral for any country’s economic sustainability and we hope that this collaboration will be beneficial for tourists.

Pakistan is in dire need of proper health services as approximately 42% of the country’s population is unable to receive adequate health coverage. Sehat Kahani provides low income, middle, as well as high-income population with various e-health solutions powered by technology. Sehat Kahani officials claimed that they have so far served over 1 million patients through a portfolio of 25 E-Health clinics across Pakistan.