Going to the doctor should be your go-to option for emergency cases. But for minor health conditions, driving all the way to the hospital isn’t necessary sometimes.
A phone or video call consultation with a doctor might be enough for you.
And the great news is, there are some online doctor consultation services available here in Bangladesh.
You can get expert advice form doctors not only from Bangladesh but from all over the world.
Sounds great? Let’s take a look at the existing online doctor consultation services in Bangladesh.
Now let’s see more details of these services.
If you are interested in high-quality healthcare information and services from Bangladeshi doctors, Tonic is the platform you need. It’s a healthcare service from Grameenphone that gives you access to healthcare personnel all over the country.
You can get Tonic Doctor service 24/7 by just calling at 20000. Tonic also offers live video consultation service for just 49 Taka. You can even chat with a doctor by using the Tonic app (Android iOS).
Tonic offers up to 50% discount at over 250 hospitals in Bangladesh. For example, Tonic users can receive discounted health checkups at United Hospital, Ibn Sina Hospital, Popular Diagnostic Center, and more!
You can also book doctor appointment using Tonic. It has over 2000 doctors.
Praava Health offers a full range of medical services designed and customized for your needs. Their vision is to create a world-class healthcare system, which is evident from their specialized services. Praava Health features doctors from an expansive number of medical fields such as gynecologists, pediatricians, dentists, ophthalmologists, physiotherapists, nutritionists, health coaches, counseling, and psychological services.
It contains Bangladesh’s first Molecular Cancer Diagnostics laboratory. It takes care of your health by providing annual membership plans, health checks, home blood collection, and an in-house pharmacy.
It also offers yearly membership plans for you to receive consultations for your family and/or corporate team!
Doctor Dekhao is a mobile application comprising healthcare necessities such as online video consultations and timely medication reminders. It allows doctors to create a ‘virtual chamber’ through which they can reach a wider expanse of people. The app provides the option for you to add your entire medical history, chronic illnesses, habits, and family medical history. These factors all weigh in on a doctor’s advice to you, enabling you to receive premium and standard treatment even if the case is complex.
Apart from regular illnesses, Doctor Dekhao especially promotes treatment for maternity and elderly people.
The most prominent and unique feature of this platform is that its services are available overseas too! Using their non-resident welfare program, Doctor Dekhao allows Bangladeshi immigrants in other countries to receive medical care from experts from Bangladesh. The doctors provide prescriptions through the app for over-the-counter medications. These medications are named using general terms so that the immigrant can find them in the country he currently resides in. As the app also offers notifications to remind you to intake medicines, your health concerns will be solved in no time!
SeekMed is a digital medical solution providing consultations from India’s top award-winning doctors. It offers an android app that allows you to view doctor profiles and credentials to book an appointment. You can upload the pictures of your reports and the doctor will counsel accordingly.
It saves your time and money by allowing you to take consultations via mobile app. You can download the mobile app for free and take advice from Indian doctors for just 1200 Taka. And the great part is, you can make the payment via your bKash account.
iCliniq is a telehealth service taking you closer to 3500+ doctors from 80+ medical specialties. It allows face-to-face video chats, chatbot services (through telegram and Slack), and calls with specialists- relieving you of the stress of long appointment lines. It ensures the privacy and security of patient data using encryption. An interesting feature is that it provides 24-hour service, prioritizing patient needs above all.
If you are interested in trying online consultations, here’s good news for you! Your first consultation in iCliniq is absolutely free. For your next consultations, iCliniq offers specialized packages such as packages based on per consultation, packages for 6 months, or packages for a year.
It currently serves patients from over 196 countries. It offers specialized services from medical fields such as Family Physician, Psychiatrist, Paediatrician, Nutritionist, and more! No matter which corner of the world you reside in, iCliniq is a great option for you to reach medical professionals.
Another noteworthy feature of this platform is its free diagnosis tool. A feature called ‘Symptom Checker’ allows you to insert multiple symptoms, then add further clarification using the options generated from their site. Following this step, the tool will provide you an approximate idea of your disease.
Telemedicine and telecare remain a novel concept to most of us. Though online consultations aren’t widely popular in our country, they are slowly gaining momentum amongst patients.
Apart from your saving time and energy, the best perk of telemedicine is that as your medical history is saved in online platforms, it helps the doctors provide accurate advice on your case.
Whether you’re at home or on a plane, these platforms will ensure you receive the best care possible. With the expansion of mobile phone usage, we think it’s high time you tried out an online doctor service!