Saudi Arabia-based telecom company STC has launched a number of digital initiatives to help the kingdom curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the media reported.
The initiatives, launched by STC, are in line with the precautionary measures undertaken by the kingdom to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
One of the initiatives is called the ‘Virtual Clinic’ service, which enables communication between patients and doctors, and the EMI service for managing, storing, and displaying medical images easily and remotely.
Another digital initiative called Tari, allows doctors and healthcare workers to activate notifications in a manner the surpasses any other traditional system.
Riyadh Saeed Muawad, senior VP of Enterprise Business Unit at STC told the media, “These initiatives are part of the company’s efforts as a digital enabler and are in line with Saudi Vision 2030 to digitize the infrastructure of the health care sector and provide suitable services to facilitate and automate the work of our health care heroes so that we may overcome all challenges brought about by this crisis.”
In the month of April, STC doubled its operational efficiency and awareness outreach of 22 of its health care centers in Saudi Arabia.
The telco also launched a $26.7 million initiative as a part of the it’s partnership with the Ministry of Health, aimed at preventing the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the kingdom, as well as its commitment to long-lasting social initiatives.
Reportedly, the 22 health care centers developed by STC over the years provide services to more than 5 million beneficiaries and patients.