On September 28, 2021, regional telehealth platform Doctor Anywhere and Philippine conglomerate Equicom Group, announced a joint venture (JV) to launch a telemedicine platform and develop a comprehensive digital healthcare ecosystem in the Philippines. Key features of the platform include on-demand virtual consultations with healthcare providers and chronic care services.
The joint venture will build on Equicom Group’s extensive healthcare network in the Philippines, together with Doctor Anywhere’s track record of successfully delivering integrated telehealth solutions to millions of users in Southeast Asia.
Headquartered in Singapore, Doctor Anywhere is a tech-enabled omnichannel healthcare service provider with operations in five countries in Southeast Asia. App users may enjoy a cashless doctor’s consultation, and obtain medicine prescriptions and referral letters electronically in-app. They can skip the clinic waiting time, and video-call a licensed doctor in five minutes, with medication delivered to them within one day. Medication delivery is free, covering Metro Manila. Medical history, health reports, and other documents are stored in-app for easy access. The platform also supports mental health counseling with trained counselors and therapists.
There are no setup or platform fees to use the service. Moving forward, the partnership will also explore opportunities with health maintenance organizations (HMOs), insurance companies and healthcare institutions in the Philippines, to offer similar services for their members.
(Source: Doctor Anywhere)