BIMA, the leading provider of mobile-delivered insurance and health services in emerging markets, has received the very first telemedicine licence ever issued in Ghana by the Health Facility Regulatory Agency in collaboration with the Ministry of Health
The license is a major step in recognising telemedicine as a standalone health service and in setting standards of best practice in Ghana.
A press statement issued by the BIMA Ghana Country Manager,
He said BIMA’s mHealth service brings affordable health advice and care to under-served consumers and revolutionises access to healthcare in Ghana.
He noted that BIMA Doctor uses disruptive mobile technology that digitises the user experience to deliver convenient, affordable and quality health services across the county.
The Ghana mHealth Division Manager, Christina Tuemmers for her part explained that “receiving this licence is a confirmation of the high clinical standards and customer service that underpin the delivery of the BIMA Doctor Service” added that “it is the consecration of two years of development.”
The Chief Medical Officer of BIMA Doctor, Dr David Sunu, said “BIMA Doctor has a team of medical practitioners who are licensed by the Medical and Dental Council to practise medicine in Ghana, noting that the team receives periodic training on telemedicine protocols to ensure the highest standards of medical quality.
BIMA (Milvik Ghana Ltd) uses mobile technology to deliver affordable insurance and health products to under-served customers in emerging markets and families who cannot access these vital products through traditional channels.
BIMA Ghana launched its operations in 2010 with the mobile operator Tigo and currently provides about 1.8 million Ghanaians with insurance policies.