Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dokpam Ghana, Kwabena Hene Ahenkang, has indicated that the use of Dokpam app would help reduce self medication.
According to him, the app, which was officially launched last year on May 24, 2022, is a digital life-changing medical health application system which connects healthcare providers and clients.
Speaking on Nyansa TV, Wednesday 31st May, 2023, he shared that the aim of the app is to facilitate healthcare in Ghana by making healthcare convenient and easy for all to access through technology (phones, etc.)
Mr. Ahenkang expressed his disappointment as to why such an initiative hasn’t been well deployed. Because in his view, Ghana grapples with some health challenges such as lack of access to hospitals, doctors, nurses, bad roads and the high rate of traffic in our cities.
In this regard, the usage of the Dokpam app would help ease the pressure on our health facilities and also make healthcare more accessible to everyone everywhere.
He believes that the above stated reasons among many others are why most people with some health conditions end up losing their lives.
To cure this mischief however, is the reason why the Dokpam is in to help. The app is accessible via phone and since most people use phones, it can help reduce such needless deaths that most suffer.
Detailing how the app operates he stated that "it simply puts together all healthcare providers and connects them to patients and clients in one space, this the app", Dokpam CEO stated.
He added that “so if anyone needs assistance in relation to health, all you have to do is to download the app, search for the type of service you need and simply request for it. The closest provider will also respond immediately to take care of your health problem,” he explained.
Corporate CEO of Dokpam, Jean- Rony Borgelin, also part of the panel speaking on Nyansa TV added that another reason why they’re trying to connect patients and doctors via phone is because they are working on tackling the challenges facing the African healthcare industry.
“We’re doing this through our centralized marketplace franchise partners. Our partners are focused on connecting healthcare and wellness businesses and professionals with potential patients and clients, all within their individual countries” he said.
He furthered that this solution will benefit two types of users and also address the critical pain points in the African health and wellness industry because their mobile app is designed to give B2C users easy access to their target market.
“Our platform provides consumers in need with easy access to information on available equipment, products and services. They also include telehealth and home visits, resulting in more accessible opportunities to improve their health and well-being,” he emphasized.
He concluded by saying, with their app, healthcare and wellness providers will also be able to offer consumers health and wellness equipment, products and services which will strengthen the health and wellness industry in Ghana and Africa and also ensure that consumers have access to the care they need.
Wisdom Agodza, Chief Marketing Officer for Dokpam Ghana also urged all Ghanaians to download the app and connect to health professionals anywhere, anytime without stress to reduce self medication resulting from inaccessibility to health Professionals in Ghana.