BOOKDOC TO EXPAND THROUGHOUT SOUTHEAST ASIA BY 2021

ROSEMARIE KHOO MOHD SANI

PETALING JAYA, March 9 (Bernama) -- BookDoc, a homegrown online healthcare platform, aims to expand its services throughout Southeast Asia (SEA) by 2021.

Its founder Datuk Chevy Beh said the company would continue to grow to the Philippines, Vietnam and the rest of SEA countries as it hoped to create a complete ecosystem connecting patients to healthcare and health-related services.

“Besides expanding our presence, we are also increasing in terms of size (subscribers) as well as the scope and depth of our services,” he said after the signing ceremony with six new partners here today.

He said the BookDoc app services were free for individuals, but there would be a charge for companies and organisations as they would require more information, including data analytics and real-time health data.

At the event, BookDoc inked agreements with Agoda, Petronas Philharmonic Hall, Eggette, Sony Centre, Sunway Pyramid, Foto Wah Kong and Agrain with the objective of encouraging more people to live a healthier lifestyle and getting rewarded at the same time.

“With these partnerships, users can redeem rewards from over 4,200 offline and online locations, with over 100 reward partners,” he told Bernama.

BookDoc, founded in October 2015, has hit over 700,000 downloads throughout Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand.

In Malaysia alone, it has 500,000 users, with 300,000 being paid subscribers.

The BookDoc app, which can be downloaded for free via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, gives access to a tele-consult platform to reach out to doctors anytime and anywhere.

-- BERNAMA

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