Flood victims will benefit from free medical consultation and prescription drugs.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dec. 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In the middle Malaysia the worst flash floods after heavy rains over the weekend that displaced tens of thousands of people, Malaysia The first and largest digital health platform, DoctorOnCall, has announced a flood medical assistance initiative.
As part of this initiative, DoctorOnCall will offer free medical consultation to Malaysians who have been affected and need health care following the recent flooding. Medicines up to a maximum amount of RM80 will also be dispensed to patients on prescription and at the discretion of physicians.
With Selangor, Pahang, Kelantan and Johor being the worst affected by the flooding, many roads remain inundated, leaving a number of people stranded until the water recedes and basic utilities such as water and electricity return. Thousands of flood victims face a huge mobility problem as their vehicles were severely damaged during the flood. It is estimated that at least 50,000 vehicles were damaged in these flood-prone areas. This prevented many victims from going to the nearest hospitals or clinics if they needed medical attention.
Hazwan Najib, Director and Co-Founder of DoctorOnCall said: “In response to the plight of communities, DoctorOnCall stands ready to help, helping flood victims who need medical attention. We will provide free consultation and essential drugs to patients. , ensuring that our medical services are fast, efficient, orderly and efficient, prioritizing people with known health problems, accessibility issues and people with disabilities. Thanks to the DoctorOnCall telehealth platform, flood victims will be able to virtually consult our licensed doctors. “
DoctorOnCall also mobilized a team of volunteers including doctors and nurses in several affected areas to provide on-site mobile medical support, including medication, testing for COVID-19, dengue and other diseases and illnesses. wound care if necessary for displaced victims.
DoctorOnCall encourages Malaysians to take out Merchantrade Insure Life, a life insurance policy that covers death from any cause, including COVID-19. The policy payment amount is doubled for 40,000 RM in the event of particular diseases such as dengue fever, chikungunya fever, malaria, Japanese encephalitis, avian flu or Zika virus.
“As the waters recede, we can anticipate an increase in infectious diseases and flood-related health problems such as diarrhea, food poisoning and malaria. Some victims may even have–existing medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and even heart problems with many of their medical records, medical cards and medications lost in the floods. It’s times like this that a good insurance policy gives us some peace of mind. Investing in full life insurance will ensure that you are covered during all medical emergencies and that you don’t have to compromise on the quality of treatment, ”he continued.
The Merchantrade Insure Life plan can be redeemed using the 50 RM Perlindungan Tenang Voucher (PTV) which allows eligible Malaysians between the ages of 18 and 60 and currently beneficiaries of the Bantuan Prihatin Rakyat (BPR) to benefit from the policy coverage with a sum insured of 20,000 RM for one year.
PTV is important because it allows Malaysians, especially those who still do not have life insurance coverage, to take steps to financially protect their family members. The goal is to provide simple and affordable microinsurance products to unserved and underserved segments in Malaysia.
Malaysians who wish to request DoctorOnCall’s free medical assistance in the event of a flood can do so via this link:
DoctorOnCall is Malaysia first online medical video-consultation platform that combines advanced video and voice. DoctorOnCall offers quick, easy and economical access to Malaysia the best doctors and other health care providers in the country. Our patients can have medical video visits on their smartphones or computers anytime of the day and anywhere. We do this without sacrificing quality, as our healthcare and mental health professionals are carefully selected and trained to conduct video medical consultations.
We believe that the future of healthcare is digital and that together with our medical and mental health providers, we will provide you with better healthcare at a more affordable cost.
For more information, visit us at https://www.doctoroncall.com.my/