A healthcare technology company, Wellahealth, has introduced an innovative platform, ‘Welladirect’ to address the growing concerns surrounding the rising cost of drugs.
Dr Ikpeme Neto, Founder, Wellahealth, confirmed this in a statement on Monday in Lagos.
Neto said the company saw firsthand the toll the rising cost of drugs was having on Nigerians.
He said the platform was offering individuals the opportunity to choose effective alternatives through generic switching of their current expensive routine brand-name medications.
According to him, the platform then checks with its extensive network of over 2,000 pharmacies, to provide the best price for the alternatives prescribed and delivered to homes of users.
“For us at Wellahealth, Welladirect is more than just a platform for providing alternatives to expensive medications; it’s a commitment to making quality healthcare accessible to every individual.
“We believe in a future where affordability and convenience are not compromised in the pursuit of well-being,” Neto said.
He noted that for individuals managing chronic illnesses and medical conditions requiring regular medication, Welladirect emerges as an indispensable tool for streamlined health maintenance.
Neto said users could effortlessly explore approved alternatives within their locality, receiving a curated list aligned with healthcare practitioner recommendations.
According to him, this is all in a bid to combat the burgeoning costs of medications, saying Welladirect is a beacon of affordability without compromising on the quality of care.
He noted that the platform simplifies the search process, ensuring a seamless and user-friendly experience tailored to diverse healthcare needs.
Neto said the platform envisions a future where healthcare was not only accessible but also affordable and convenient for everyone in line with Wellahealth’s mission to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of every African.
“Wellahealth, as the driving force behind Welladirect, continues to redefine healthcare by leveraging technology to prioritise well-being.
“With a steadfast focus on innovation and accessibility, Wellahealth takes a significant stride towards reshaping the healthcare experience for individuals across Nigeria,” he said.