Malaysia-based healthtech startup BookDoc has joined hands with WeDoctor, one of China’s biggest, and a leading technology-enabled healthcare company, the media reported.
The partnership between BookDoc and WeDoctor will see both parties joining hands to offer non-stop real-time online medical services to fight the novel coronavirus, which has affected around 3.85 million people worldwide and with casualties of around 270,000, as of today.
Both parties will launch the Global Consultation and Prevention Center (GCPC) which supports English-Chinese bilingual languages, and brings together medical resources from different regions under one platform.
In a statement, BookDoc said that the partnership with WeDoctor will see both parties work together to devise strategies to gain competitive advantage to reach out to medical tourists around the globe. The two companies will also leverage their technology, know-how and local knowledge to expand borderless healthcare.
BookDoc founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Chevy Beh said in a statement, “Growth prospects are positive for this sector over the long term, underpinned by demographics transition towards an increasingly globalised, ageing population, rising affluence, increasing life expectancy and a growing upper-middle income population. Southeast Asia’s medical tourism industry will continue to experience rampant growth, post Covid-19 recovery, driven by quality healthcare delivery services, competitive rates, and reputable medical expertise.
“We believe that partnerships will play an important role in achieving development and growth impact, meeting the business needs of a rapidly changing world, while at the same time improving healthcare delivery, delivering high-value care, and making equitable and affordable care a noble purpose.”