Glo unveils SMS-based service, Medicare to boost health

National Telecom Operator, Globacom has unveiled an innovative product called Glo Medicare, aimed at boosting health and general wellness in the country.

The service, which is SMS-based, is available to all Glo Mobile subscribers wherever they may be in the country, provided they can receive GSM signal on their phones.

Subscribers to the new service are provided with regular information on a wide range of health and wellness issues, including how to manage various diseases or health conditions and how to prevent them.

“This service was conceived with a view to making a strong positive contribution to sound health among Nigerians,” said Mr. Adeniyi Olukoya, Coordinator, Marketing. “We have taken some time to look at the areas to focus on that will be of immense help to the greatest of number of people. So we have no doubt at all that this service will benefit an overwhelming number of our esteemed subscribers.”

Mr. Olukoya explained that subscribers will have the liberty of choosing specific areas they would like to receive information on from a menu, adding that subsequently, such subscribers will receive tips, advice and other information they can practically apply to their lives on a daily basis.

He said the advice dispensed to subscribers through Glo Medicare is grouped under broad topics such as Cancer Info, Diabetes Info, Pregnancy Info, Baby Info, First Aid Info, Cholesterol Info, Toddler Info, Hypertension Info and Blood Sugar Info, among others.

He said Glo subscribers can activate the service by sending the keyword “Menu” to 34001. He said the service costs N90 per month or N4 per day, depending on what the subscriber wants.

Mr. Olukoya said Globacom would continue to roll out innovative services aimed at adding value to the lives of Nigerians.


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