Baku, 20 August 2020 - A new app called 'Video Doktor' has been launched in Azerbaijan to enable remote medical consultations and help reduce the need for close contact between healthcare workers and patients during the COVID19 pandemic.

The app was developed by the Public Health and Reforms Center of the Ministry of Health, in partnership with Ezgil Medical Technologies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Video Doctor app will increase access to medical services, especially for citizens living in remote villages and settlements.

By providing timely and quality medical care to citizens, the app will further help to ensure that patients with chronic conditions who are having difficulty accessing medical facilities are not left behind.

The app has been successfully tested in Baku polyclinics for the control and tailored care of COVID-19 patients treated at home. It will be used in public and private health institutions, as well as by independent doctors and health professionals.

The app is available for Android and iOS device users and can be downloaded free of charge on Google Play Market and App Store.

 

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For media inquiries, please contact Dilara Umudova, Communications Officer for UNDP in Azerbaijan at dilara.umudova@undp.org.

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