MPT Launches New “Healthcare” Service Offering Useful Health And Preventive Care Information

07 Nov 2017

(Yangon, 7 November 2017) – MPT is introducing its new SMS-based “Healthcare” service which is designed for MPT subscribers to stay healthy by educating and increasing public knowledge about the causes, complications and treatment of a variety of while at the same time, encouraging preventive care.

Recognizing the importance of health knowledge and awareness, in particular preventive measures people can practise, this SMS-based Healthcare service can play a vital role to inform the public of universal health tips to help them pursue a balanced daily life. MPT subscribers of the service will receive single health tip, three days a week. Detail information can be read throught URL link provided by SMS.

The variety of information conveyed via SMS will be accompanied by text, audio or video advice offering essential knowledge covering 12 important categories including communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, reproductive health, obstetrics and gynecology, child health, beauty and lifestyle, skin diseases, mental health, food and health, emergency conditions and miscellaneous.

With this new Value-Added Service, MPT customers do not need to worry about the content being provided as they are certified and approved by doctors medical experts. Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer, MPT-KSGM Joint Operations said: “Good health is essential and in the interest of encouraging health awareness amongst our users, MPT’s SMS – based Healthcare service offers a simple and convenient way for people to receive useful tips and knowledge. Best of all, there are 12 health tip modules to choose from that are completely unique and provides practical advice through content structured around parameters such as age, gender, ailments, causes, preventive measures, chronic conditions, symptoms, and disease management for diverse demographic segments. Through the
service, we also hope to widen the access to important health information which may not always be readily-available in Myanmar language.”

MPT GSM/WCDMA users on Swe Thahar, Shal Pyaw and Shwe Zagar Plans who want to subscribe to the service, simply need to send an SMS with “HL” to 8411 and then confirm the service by sending “HL ON” again to 8411. Users will receive three health tips weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at specified times. To unsubscribe to the service, users can just send an SMS with “HL OFF” to 8411.

Customers will be charged 194 Ks per SMS and upon subscriprtion, customers can receive 3 SMS per week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. All prices include 5% commercial tax. Users will not be charged for the process of SMS sending for subscribing or renewal. Customers who subscribe to the Health Care service within the 14 days after the service is introduced from 7 November, will be offered a complimentary access to the service for free. After the promotion period has ended, service fee will be charged according to regarded rate.

For more information on the Health Care service subscription process, MPT customers can dial (106) for customer care service assistance.