The Pakistani healthcare system is very poor as per international standards. Government initiatives in this regard have been lackluster, to say the least. Pakistan is one of the few countries where the private sector investment in healthcare is almost double that of the government sector.
In the absence of such government-led initiatives, the private sector has been the leader in developing the health sector. Startups and technology providers are pushing the boundaries by providing out of the box solutions.
myZindagi.pk is one such technology company which has launched the most comprehensive healthcare platform to date in Pakistan. Showcasing over 16,000 doctors, 2500+ Hospitals from 40 cities in Pakistan they seem to have done a pretty good job. Moreover, their instant booking & consultation service is one of a kind globally.
Haseeb Sattar, COO of myZindagi.pk explains the service by saying that:
“There is a complete lack of a primary healthcare system in Pakistan. Hospitals are overcrowded, private practices are very expensive. With myZindagi we plan to simplify the health journey of Pakistanis. MyZindagi provides easy access to healthcare. Anywhere Anytime! “
This type of vision is helping myZindagi.pk quickly become a reliable source of information for patients. Two very interesting features the platform offers are Video Consultation and Q&A Forum.
Currently myZindagi.pk lets users download their app and directly call and consult a doctor on staff via video. This unique feature is not being offered by anyone in Pakistan. The innovative service also allows patients to receive the prescription from the doctor directly in the app. They also have the ability to order the medicine with just one click and get it delivered to their home or office through a partnership with Servaid. Patients can even get the home sampling for lab tests and receive the results on their mobile devices. This is done through a relationship with Chughtai Labs. The service is actually free for now and people can take advantage of it by downloading the app for iOS and Android.
The second feature that many users take advantage of is the Doctor Question and Answer Forum. Any patient can post a question and in a few hours, a qualified doctor answers with advice on the matter. Patients can also request recommendations for specialist and get second opinions on treatments. Once again there is no cost for this and patients can enjoy the feature for free.
The future looks bright for the fast growing startup and Pakistani can access great medical services right now. Some of the features the service provides are:
Live Doctor Consultation (Free for consumers during launch phase) – Get your medicines & lab test within 30 minutes of required
Doctor search & book appointment: Via App, Website or phone book appointments immediately
Q&A Forum: Get answered by top doctors in your local area
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