Vezeeta extends its Telehealth solution to ensure the health and safety of Saudi Telecom Company (STC) employees

Vezeeta, Middle East and Africa’s leading digital healthcare platform has partnered with the Kingdom’s leading provider of telecommunication services, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), to extend free telehealth services to the company’s workforce.

In line with the guidelines set by the Saudi Ministry of Health that underline the use of digital solutions to transform the delivery of healthcare and enhancement of patient care, this partnership emphasizes on promoting the use of teleconsultations to facilitate access to remote healthcare services. Using Vezeeta’s app and website, STC employees stand to benefit from the seamless access to medical care, without having to physically visit a hospital or clinic, by digitally booking free appointments with the top doctors in the Kingdom, via phone calls, videos and schedule ‘Home Visits’ at special rates. This partnership also reiterates Vezeeta’s mission and responsibility as a health-tech leader to support the efforts of the local government in combatting the spread of Covid-19 in the region, and ensure the health and safety of the local communities.

STC shared that through this partnership they, “remain committed to relying on advanced technology to care for the health and well-being of their employees and their families. By leveraging Vezeeta’s cutting-edge telehealth solution, STC employees can access the best health and medical care in the Kingdom, and continue to thrive during times of uncertainty such as now.”

Since kicking off the telehealth solution across the country in March, Vezeeta’s daily telehealth enquiries nearly doubled in the span of one month by 2.5X, attesting the power of remote healthcare and its critical need in the midst of a pandemic.

“Our partnership with STC has presented us with a unique opportunity to expand people’s access to our telehealth solution, which amid the current healthcare crisis is more vital than ever. As the movement restrictions start to slowly lift across the region, access to instantaneous preventive care and remote medical consultations is key to help limit the spread of the virus. We’re proud to join hands with like-minded tech leaders who are committed to unlocking the benefits of telehealth to address the current healthcare crisis, and who put the health and safety of people above all,” said Majid Matbouly, MD of Vezeeta, Saudi Arabia.

Vezeeta’s digital healthcare platform enables over 2 million patients in the Kingdom to search for a top-rated healthcare provider in their city, make instantaneous bookings and rate and review their healthcare experience.

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