We've all seen the memes about misdiagnosis through WebMD and now Telstra is offering Australians the ability to see a qualified doctor through the internet, courtesy of ReadyCare.
Free of Government assistance, ReadyCare will not be 'bulk billed' and this collaboration with Medgate will set users back $76 AU per session. Even though the payment is high, Telstra's Dr Amandeep Hansra justifies it through the prevention of virus': "Services like this will decrease the risk of infection because if somebody has got the flu and they're sitting there waiting in the GP's waiting room they're coughing and spreading it; the same goes for hospital emergency departments."
Dr Chris Mitchell from the clinical advisory panel agrees, commenting on the swine flu epidemic being a major cause for using this service "dangerous honeypot situation for spreading infectious diseases."
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