Kidapawan City LGU Partners With KonsultaMD To Enhance Healthcare Access For Employees And Community
PHOTO CAPTION: Kidapawan City Mayor Jose Paolo Evangelista announces KonsultaMD benefits to local government employees during their flag ceremony on January 30, 2023.
The City Government of Kidapawan has tapped leading telemedicine provider KonsultaMD to make healthcare more accessible and convenient for its employees and residents.
The free KonsultaMD services will be initially available to city government employees but will eventually be expanded to include the city's 40 barangays. The health plan offers voice and video consults, e-prescriptions, e-laboratory requests, e-medical certificates and access to partner benefits.
Kidapawan City Mayor Jose Paolo Evangelista, who initiated the partnership, cited the importance of accessibility for all in providing health services– one that KonsultaMD is able to deliver.
“For healthcare to be quality, it is not enough that it's free, it should also be accessible to everyone. It is ironic that sometimes we give the public healthcare but forget our employees. That is why we prioritized healthcare for our employees. So that when employees fall ill, they no longer need to go physically to the city hospital or barangay health center, they can just avail of free healthcare at the tip of their fingers by accessing their mobile phones," Evangelista said.
KonsultaMD CEO Cholo Tagaysay, meanwhile, stressed: “At the end of the day, our goal is for every City Hall employee to have access to medical consultation which is readily available 24/7 whenever, wherever.”
“We look forward to replicating the same execution in the 40 barangays in the coming days so that more and more Kidapaweño will no longer need to travel back and forth from the sitio to the barangay to the city center to see a doctor but will only need his/her mobile phone in accessing the KonsultaMD app,” he added.
KonsultaMD offers a wide range of features that cater to healthcare needs, including 24/7 telemedicine consults, primary medical advice, general health information and/or diagnostic interpretation, access to e-medical documents, immediate access to doctors, and mental health support.
With KonsultaMD, there is no need for an appointment, and users can consult a doctor via chat, voice, or video call from the comfort of their own homes.