Alodokter Collaborates with the Police, Halodoc Adds Corona Vaccination
Alodokter recruited Polda Metro Jaya to attract more doctors to become medical volunteers in the Free Vaccination Movement program. Meanwhile, Halodoc has increased the number of locations for the Covid-19 vaccination.
The health workers targeted by Alodokter and Polda Metro Jaya are general practitioners, dentists, nurses, and midwives. The Free Vaccination Movement Program will be held in 900 RWs in Jakarta from 1 to 17 August.
Co-Founder and Director of Alodokter Suci Arumsari said the program was to accelerate vaccination. “There are still many people who need vaccines,” he said in a press release, Wednesday (4/8).
Polda Metro Jaya will fully support the implementation of this activity by providing various needs and equipment needed.
With the support of medical personnel and all levels of society, Alodokter and Polda Metro Jaya are optimistic that this program can run smoothly and that many people can be helped to receive vaccines as an effort to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic.
Through Alomedika – a community platform for doctors owned by Alodokter – there has been a regular vaccinator training program aimed at medical personnel.
The programs that have been implemented by Alodokter and Alomedika are expected to support the government in accelerating vaccination in Indonesia.
Halodoc Adds Vaccination Locations in 9 Cities
Meanwhile, Halodoc added vaccination locations in Sukoharjo Regency. In total, this health startup has opened drive-thru and walk-in vaccination services in 11 locations in nine cities.
The new vaccination location in Sukoharjo can be used by the general public over the age of 18. Halodoc is targeting to administer the coronavirus vaccine to nearly 20,000 participants in the region since July 26.
Cumulatively, Halodoc has facilitated more than 250 thousand people to get access to free Covid-19 vaccinations.
Alodokter and Halodoc are also telemedicine platforms recommended by the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes). Both provide free consultations for self-isolated or isolated patients.
“The free consultation service has been used by tens of thousands of patients who have been confirmed positive for Covid-19,” said Halodoc Chief Product Officer Alfonsius Timboel. Apart from Alodokter and Halodoc, there are nine telemedicine platforms recommended by the Ministry of Health.
They include GetWell, KlikDokter, Good Doctor, Healthy Link, KlinikGo, Milvik Dokter, SehatQ, ProSehat, and YesDok. Covid-19 patients can also get medicine, after consulting on one of the 11 telemedicine platforms.
The delivery service is free. “It is covered by telemedicine friends, startups, and the Ministry of Health,” said Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, quoted from the Ministry of Health’s website, last month (5/7).
How to Get a Voucher Code for Services in Telemedicine
The patient first performs a swab test or a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) swab or a rapid test aka a rapid antigen test in the laboratory. The results will be entered in the Ministry of Health database.
If positive, the Ministry of Health will provide a link via the patient’s WhatsApp message. This link contains a voucher code to get a free telemedicine consultation service.
“Click the link contained in the WhatsApp message from the Ministry of Health and enter the voucher code in the selected application,” quoted from the Ministry of Health technical instructions. Furthermore, the patient can consult with the chosen doctor.
Patients must be informed to participate in the Ministry of Health program. “After that, the doctor can identify the patient based on the results of the consultation. Henceforth, treatment will be carried out based on the patient’s condition,” the Ministry of Health wrote.
After the consultation, the doctor will provide a digital prescription according to the patient’s condition. If the patient is in the isolation category, the drug can be redeemed for free.
Through this service, hospitals can conduct initial examinations of patients with moderate or severe symptoms. Including the provision of drug packages through pharmaceutical service facilities appointed by the Ministry of Health.