Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe’s medical and logistics units, Maisha Health and Vaya, have collaborated to deliver medicines to citizens in need.
This follows the government’s reimposition of a stricter national lockdown following a coronavirus resurgence.
Mr Eddie Chibi, Cassava’s Chief Executive Officer, said Maisha is leveraging technology to make healthcare accessible to all. He said:
As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we recognised that seeing a patient personally may not be possible or advisable given the requirements of social and physical distancing, and self-isolation.
With the recent increase in cases of Covid-19, the use of virtual care has the potential to reduce unnecessary patient contact in pharmacies, where patients may put themselves and others – such as fellow patients, medical and pharmaceutical staff – at risk.
Maisha is a digital personal health assistant that offers a suite of comprehensive technology-enabled health services, ranging from health education, medical appointments, electronic health records, telemedicine services and remote patient monitoring for diabetics and hypertensive.
The unit recently introduced a Virtual Pharmacy that allows members and non-members to order prescription drugs over the phone.
The novel concept ensures that Zimbabweans are getting the care and support they need while encouraging social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chibi said the innovation was made possible through group synergies with Vaya Express, bringing to fruition the group’s mandate to give Zimbabweans access to easy technology-enabled health services.