KUALA LUMPUR (May 8): BookDoc is collaborating with WeDoctor to offer online medical services to fight the Covid-19 pandemic and explore partnerships in medical tourism.
In a joint statement today, online health technology platform providers BookDoc and WeDoctor said they are joining hands to offer 24/7 real-time online medical services to fight Covid-19.
"BookDoc and WeDoctor will explore partnerships in medical tourism and devise strategies to gain competitive advantage to reach out to medical tourists around the globe. The two companies will also leverage on their technology, know-how and local knowledge to expand borderless healthcare,” the companies said.
BookDoc founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Datuk Chevy Beh said in the statement that growth prospects are positive for the medical tourism sector over the long term, underpinned by a demographic transition towards an increasingly globalised world characterised by an ageing and 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," said Beh.