Karachi, 20th October: Find My Doctor, a leading healthcare startup, has launched Pakistan’s very first Digital Hospital.
The Digital Hospital was inaugurated at an event held on Thursday, 20th October at the Marriott Hotel in Karachi. The event was attended by several notable personalities including chief guests Barrister Murtaza Wahab, Shehzad Roy and Zahra Khan.
Many Pakistani citizens are barred from access to affordable and effective healthcare options due to rising healthcare costs and overloaded hospitals. As such, there has been a growing demand for universal access to high-quality, reasonably-priced healthcare in recent months. This has been further exacerbated by both increased living expenses due to inflation, and the spread of diseases due to the recent devastating floods.
Trends indicate that the smartphone penetration rate in Pakistan is at its peak, and the number of internet users is also constantly increasing. This opens an opportunity for Find My Doctor to use these technologies to help fulfill its mission of bringing common Pakistanis into a healthcare net to help improve their standards of living. To this end, the company has partnered up with the Karachi Metropolitan Commission to transform the abandoned and non-functional Sarfaraz Rafiquee Shaheed Hospital in Karachi into state-of-the-art digital care and health data management centre.
Find My Doctor will provide free-of-cost telehealth consultations across Karachi to any and all residents. The teleconsultations will also help the company gather vast amounts of unstructured data, which data can then be utilized by government Institutions to help better plan their healthcare spending, identify disease cluster areas, and develop more robust and efficient healthcare policies. It will also allow the healthcare industry to gauge which disease areas to focus on and help identify underlying healthcare concerns within society.
Find My Doctor is on a journey to use cutting-edge technology to revolutionize Pakistan’s healthcare industry. The healthcare startup seeks to make high-quality medical treatment accessible and affordable through its team of qualified Pakistan Medical Commission-verified specialists.
Commenting on the launch, Find My Doctor founder and CEO Saad Siddique said, “This is a really exciting and important milestone for us. From our inception, our mission has been to use technology to enhance and improve Pakistan’s healthcare system. The Digital Hospital brings us one step closer to providing easily accessible and affordable, quality healthcare to citizens from all walks of life.”