Go-Jek to provide telehealth services for Singapore drivers

The medical coverage is long overdue.

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Go-Jek announced Thursday that it has formed a partnership with Singapore-based telehealth platform Doctor Anywhere, which will connect all of Go-Jek’s drivers in Singapore with certified doctors when needed.

From April 1st onward, Go-Jek’s drivers will be able to use Doctor Anywhere’s video and physical medical consultation services, relieving them of the hassle of visiting the doctors for common, non-emergency ailments. The drivers will be entitled to a corporate rate for medical consultations when they seek treatment, prescribed medication, medical certificates, and referrals. All subscription fees will be borne by the company.

Rather than settle for better earnings propelled by subsidies, Go-Jek has been establishing partnerships with local companies, such as Doctor Anywhere and GigaCover, to address their drivers’ needs. Linking up with Doctor Anywhere may also be a way for Go-Jek to bolster its services and become a Southeast Asian super app.

The race with Grab to pull ahead in Southeast Asia has been fast and furious. For instance, in the Philippines, Go-Jek is said to be in talks with Ayala Corp—the country’s oldest conglomerate—for a potential investment in order to meet regulatory requirements for ride-hailing in the country.

While Go-Jek is wooing the banks to raise more cash, its regional competitor Grab just secured yet another US$1.46 billion in investments in the largest private fundraising round in the region to date.

Editor: Brady Ng