Vezeeta, the leading digital healthcare platform of the region has partnered with Saudi’s leading telecom company STC to provide its employees with free telehealth services.
The Dubai-headquartered healthtech said that the partnership will enable STC’s employees in Saudi to book free phone calls and video calls through Vezeeta’s app. The employees, Vezeeta said, will also be able to schedule home visits of doctors at special rates.
“This partnership also reiterates Vezeeta’s mission and responsibility as a healthtech leader to support the efforts of the local government in combating the spread of COVID-19 in the region, and ensure the health and safety of the local communities,” noted the statement.
STC employs thousands of employees across the Kingdom and its other markets and was one of the first large corporates in the Kingdom to enforce a work-from-home policy due to COVID-19.
Saudi Technology Ventures, the USD 500 million VC fund that is anchored by STC, having led Vezeeta’s USD 12 million Series C in late 2018, is one of the main investors in the Cairo-born company.
Vezeeta that has been aggressively expanding into new products and markets had launched its telehealth solutions in Saudi in March.
“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,” said Majid Matbouly, MD of Vezeeta Saudi Arabia. “As the movement restrictions start to slowly lift across the region, access to instant preventive care and remote medical consultations is key to help limit the spread of the virus.”
This article first appeared on MENAbytes.