OVP launches free online medical consultation, no mobile data needed

  • The Office of the Vice President launched “E-Konsulta” – an online medical consultation program
  • Patients can seek medical assistance from professionals through Facebook or Messenger, even on Free Data mode
  • According to Vice President Leni Robredo, they hope the initiative will help decongest the crowded hospitals in Metro Manila

The Office of the Vice President has launched an online medical consultation program that doesn’t require internet connection.

Image by VP Leni Robredo via Facebook

Dubbed as “E-Konsulta,” the program aims to provide an online platform for patients in Metro Manila in need of medical assistance from health professionals.

According to Vice President Leni Robredo, the platform was made for outpatient cases who have limited resources and access to medical services. Aside from consultation service, the program also provides reliable information on COVID-19 and protocols on quarantine and testing.

The free teleconsultation service runs on Facebook page and Messenger even when on Free Data mode.

Amid the COVID-19 surge, Robredo said she hopes this new initiative will help decongest hospitals in the Manila area, especially in facilities that are already working at a critical or full capacity.

“Ang Bayanihan E-Konsulta ay libreng teleconsultation service na handog ng ating Tanggapan, bilang tulong sa mga outpatient cases sa NCR Plus Bubble na nangangailangan ng atensyong medikal sa panahong ito,” Robredo stated on Facebook.

“Bahagi rin ito ng patuloy na pagsuporta ng OVP sa mga ospital at frontliners. Ito ay naging posible dahil sa tulong at pakikiisa ng mga doktor, health professionals, at iba pa nating kababayan na nag-volunteer para sa inisiyatibo,” the statement added.

Image by VP Leni Robredo via Facebook

According to the Vice President, they were able to gather more than 2,300 medical and non-medical volunteers in 24 hours after they posted for volunteers.

“We are overwhelmed and inspired by everyone’s kindness and desire to be of help,” Robredo shared.