KonsultaMD, a subscription-based phone-in service, has started to offer hotline calls to Globe and TM subscribers for free of charge.
In a press release, the service company has decided to remove the P1 per minute charge for calls to the 79880 mobile hotline to make it easier for the public to avail of medical advice anytime they want to. This is also due to the growing concern over COVID-19 in the country.
“We want access to trained and licensed medical practitioners to be as easy, affordable, and convenient as possible for every FIlipino especially these days when many people are afraid to leave their homes or visit the hospital because of COVID-19. Since there is no physical interaction with our doctors, our customers avoid exposure from other illnesses when they seek advice for their health-related symptoms or queries,” she said.
To subscribe to the service, they can pay it in three ways: An add-on on top of their Globe Postpaid bill, A recurring deduction on Globe Prepaid, or via a year-long plan through the website. Customers can get immediate 24/7 medical attention, including readings of diagnosis and prescriptions, a phone call consultation with a licensed doctor over any immediate discomfort, and healthcare lessons.
KonsultaMD is a joint venture between Globe’s 917Ventures subsidiary, Global Telehealth, Inc., and Salud Interactiva.