Comedian DKB talks serious on the ‘Docta Ghana’ App
“I am disappointed that up till now modern day Ghana, our health care system hasn’t found a way to provide express health care services no matter where you are. We are in a modern world and technology is in abundance, but it seems our health care system is lacking adequate technology. People are misdiagnosing themselves not because they feel they know better, but it is as a result of not having receiving rapid health advice at their convenience. What happened was I consumed some seeds and I didn’t know that my blood type was allergic to those seeds; I started developing severe stomach upset including diarrhea. A friend recommend the Docta Ghana App, I quickly downloaded, spoke with a doctor via video call and he prescribed anti-allergy drugs for me, the condition vanished few moments after taking my medication. So imagine if my allergy grew worse and I had to go and form a queue in addition? We are in the era of smart phones and internet; our focus shouldn’t only be to browse and entertain ourselves with them but also harvest its benefits to our health. With the way my life was saved by this Docta Ghana app that’s why I decided to feature in their ad when they noticed me on their platform and contacted me to know if I would, I strongly recommend everyone to have it on their devices to save them the stress of joining queues to see doctors.”
Celebrated Ghanaian comedian, Derick Kobina Bonney aka DKB has come out to blast the health sector and as well shared his disappointment about how the sector hasn’t upgraded their technology so that patients do not go through stress and perhaps die in the process, even before having the chance to see the doctor.
In talking to us, he first hinted that the ‘joke state of the country’ must come to a halt; he also believes that, Ghana has come of age to curb the struggle and frustrations of forming unnecessary queues just to see a doctor. In that same vein, he is calling for Ghanaians to accept the new medical app called, ‘Docta Ghana’ – an application which allows one to talk directly to a physician no matter where one is, through video calling.
The comedian feels that if the health sector in Ghana is appropriately looked into, there would be less ‘jokes’ of people kicking the bucket at an unreasonable timing.