Avocado producers from the province of Tayacaja in the department of Huancavelica, accessed telemedicine services through a project from the startup Agros.
Avocado producers from the town of Merced de Patay were able to access telemedicine services for the first time and received medical care in various specialties. This project is part of an initiative supported by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in collaboration with Agros, a startup from the Piura region, and Smart Doctor.
Thanks to this initiative, the producers were able to receive care in general medicine and psychology, by establishing contact with doctors remotely, and without the need for long trips.
“We seek to connect rural producers with the products and services of the world's digital economy, so that, through their digital identity, they can access services such as 100% online credits, telemedicine, electronic commerce, among others. On this occasion, we made an alliance with Smart Doctor to make it possible”, explained the founder of Agros, Hugo Piñarreta.
Piñarreta highlighted the importance of technology adapting to people's needs. "Currently we have allied companies that are developing businesses in the rural sector, mutually benefiting the producer," he explained.
It should be noted that the startup has been recognized by MIT for the development of this strategy that seeks to contribute to the democratization of digital technologies in the rural sector.
On the other hand, the initiative had the financial support of the company Red de Energía del Perú (ISA REP), as part of its “Digital Communities” initiative.