Glenmark Pharma launches Whatsapp chatbot to help patients with fungal infections
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals announced on Tuesday that it has launched a Whatsapp-based chatbot to help patients with fungal infections meet the recommended treatment duration. The Mumbai-based drugmaker has developed the digital patient education tool “Hello Skin” in collaboration with the IADVL (Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists) to help patients suffering from dermatophytosis (ringworm or ringworm) .
Hello, skin is the first Whatsapp-based chatbot that not only helps patients improve adherence to recommended topical/systemic therapy with daily pill reminders, but also raises disease awareness and provides skincare tips. the skin to patients with ringworm, he added.
The platform is patient-friendly and will be available in six different regional languages, including Hindi and English, enabling better patient compliance with the technology, the company said.
“Digital patient inclusion for better disease management is the way forward in healthcare. “Hello Skin” is an initiative in this direction and will help to improve disease education and patient adherence to fungal therapy. IADVL’s collaboration with Glenmark for the development of this innovative solution further enhances its credibility with dermatologists and patients,” said Alok Malik, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Group Vice President and Head of Formulations India.
Fungal infection is a highly contagious infection of the skin or scalp and is characterized by ring-shaped rashes anywhere on the body or face.
It is spread by direct contact with infected skin or fungal spores. Dermatophytosis (often referred to as ringworm) has become one of the most difficult infections to treat in recent times, with patients reporting feelings of depression and isolation due to the social taboo associated with it.
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