Cura, telemedicine platform in KSA joins Bupa Arabia Cooperative Insurance Network

Cura, a telehealth and telemedicine platform in the Kingdom, has cooperated with Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance, the largest cooperative insurance company in the Kingdom and the first specialized health insurance company in the Kingdom that has proactively reached the heart of society, working with diligent effort to help millions enjoy a healthier and happier life. This partnership seeks to provide telemedicine solutions to all members of the insurance company according to the regulations and laws of the Health Insurance Council. 

This cooperation comes in conjunction with Cura’s launch of the second stage of the electronic prescription system, which enables doctors to issue electronic prescriptions and approve the medical diagnosis that supports the medical health coding approved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by the Saudi Health Council known as the Australian ICD10-AM coding. In addition to the feature of sending electronic prescriptions to all users of the application, which can be dispensed from any pharmacy within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It is worth noting that Cura’s platform enables its users to communicate with doctors to get online medical consultations without appointments through live video calls and chats, diagnosis and prescriptions in all medical specialties such as internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and hundreds of doctors in various other specialties. In addition to therapy sessions and various wellness programs such as weight loss programs, dealing with social phobia, pregnancy follow-up, and returning to life after depression.

The CEO and founder of Cura Eng. Wael Kabli stated: “Working with health insurance companies is a qualitative shift in the history of telemedicine and telecare in the Kingdom that Cura has sought for since its establishment in 2016, and the decision came from the organizing authorities to allow doctors to practice medicine remotely and then benefit from health insurance to pay the costs of medical consultations with the accepted medical norms. The confidence that Cura gained from insurance companies was the result of the confidence and support of its partners from the network of doctors around the Kingdom.”

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