Thursday, 07 May 2020

Forbes Africa Top 30 under 30 Tech Entrepreneur revolutionizes the Medical and Legal Sector during COVID-19

Written by
Nureshka Viranna

We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 has changed the way in which we live, work and ultimately survive during this global crisis. Two of the sectors that have been severely affected has been the medical and the legal fraternity. Nureshka Viranna, a 28-year-old female Tech Entrepreneur from Durban, South Africa has developed an affordable, easy to use tech solution for Doctors and Lawyers. 

“I come from a family of doctors and I saw how COVID-19 was affecting their ability to consult with patients safely and easily. I then began consulting with medical practitioners and my Tech Team, to develop an affordable, easy, 3-Step-solution for doctors to not only treat their existing patients, but also give them the ability to consult safely with new patients anywhere in South Africa.” “The book, pay, consult system is powered by Zoom Technology and is HIPAA compliant. This means that patients can easily book, pay for their consults and choose a time that is suitable for both patient and doctor. It also has the technology to issue medical scripts and certificates online.” 

Easy mobile access, and the ability to consult from a cellphone, was a key factor when developing the solution. According to Statista the latest stats show that about 20 to 22 million people in South Africa use a smartphone. The overall number of mobile connections is much higher though with more than 90 million, as feature phones are still popular and widely used in the country and in Africa overall.

"After we developed the Medical Media solution, we were inundated with requests from Lawyers and Advocates for a legal solution. They also approached us for an affordable solution to conduct virtual court hearings easily.”  

Legal expert Aslam Moolla, who is currently completing his PhD in Artificial Intelligence Law was one of the key players in developing the solution for the legal fraternity. “There is a great and dire need for Lawyers to be able to consult and get paid for their time. This easy-to-use technology, will make it easy and safe for the legal fraternity to continue and grow, during these uncertain times.” said Moola. 

COVID-19 has accelerated the digital transformation in South Africa. The recent Carte Blanche insert highlighted how the world has changed. What we thought the world would look like five to ten years from now, is happening right now and has become the new norm.  Most people are working from home using video services like Zoom, streaming services like Netflix are booming, whilst global music concerts,  international exhibitions and events have gone online.  

“Innovation and technology is the way forward and one of the solutions to help the economy, and keep South Africa safe.” said Viranna.

For more information on the easy, affordable solution for doctors and lawyers visit www.medicalmedia.io and www.authoritylaw.co.za.  

Published in Health and Medicine