Mapúa schools offer free medical assistance to students, employees

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Mapúa University and its subsidiaries Malayan High School of Science, Malayan Colleges Laguna, and Malayan Colleges Mindanao are offering free medical consultation and assistance to its students and employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 20,400 members of the Mapúa community can avail themselves of medical consultation and assistance offered by KonsultaMD for a period of three months beginning March.

“We encourage you (students and employees) to make use of this resource that has been extended to you. We continue to wish you and your family health and safety amid the COVID-19 health crisis,” Mapúa University said in its advisory dated March 26.

KonsultaMD is a 24/7 hotline manned by licensed Filipino doctors who provide callers with immediate basic medical care, health assessments, as well as prescriptions. The medical platform also allows patrons to have electronic laboratory (e-Laboratory) requests as well as its interpretation from its roster of doctors, and electronic prescriptions (e-Prescriptions) sent through SMS after their respective consultation.

Furthermore, product and service benefits can also be availed of by Mapúa schools through KonsultaMD partner companies including: Generika, Hi-Precision Diagnostic Center, FamilyDOC, MedGrocer, Metro Dental, Lifeline, and AIDE.

Student and employees of the Mapúa schools may call 7798-8000 (for landline) or 79880 (for mobile phones).

Callers need only to provide their name and student or employee number to avail themselves of the medical services. Calling the hotline is free of charge for Globe Telecom users, while charges apply for those calling from outside Metro Manila as well as for non-Globe users.

A Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) took effect last March 17 and extended until April 30, 2020. During this period, individuals and families are ordered to stay home as a form of self-quarantine to stop further transmission of COVID-19.