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Doctors now available at your doorstep after hours and on public holidays for any medical emergency

Doctors now available at your doorstep after hours and on public holidays for any medical emergency

A new medical emergency service which brings a qualified doctor to a patient in distress at his or her home, is launched in Windhoek this week. The service will be available after hours and on public holidays.

The doctors on call (d.o.c) service is a new concept to improve the availability of doctors especially on weekends and public holidays. It is launched this Friday, 11 January 2019. The service providers in the medical field who offer this stand-by medical support are OSH-Med International, Emergency and Medical Assistance and WFC West Care.

Fabian Martens, the Chief Executive of Emergency and Medical Assistance said the combination of their expertise and the availability of a doctor ensures that the patient is well taken care of and receives the best treatment possible.

“The d.o.c service is available day and night on weekends from Friday 18:00 till Monday 06:00 and is easily reachable via the Service Hotline 085 9112. Together we will bring the care which is needed to the home of the patient,” he added.

The d.o.c service and assistance is similar to visiting a doctor for which a small fee of only N$60 will be charged for the home visit. Martens said this new concept in medical treatment is intended to make treatment more cost efficient for people requiring professional treatment.

Melody Shehama, Service Director of OSH-Med International said the d.o.c service will have people covered who fall sick or suddenly feel sick during weekends and public holidays. “Windhoek was chosen as a pilot project and on based on its success, the services will be extended to other cities,” she explained.

Caption: From the left, Sandra Vogelhubert, from WFC West Care, Fabian Martens from Emergency and Medical Assistance, and Melody Shehama from OSH Med International.

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