Okadoc, the leading doctor booking platform in the Middle East, can help relieve the burden of new back-to-school measures by allowing parents and patients to book Covid-19 tests and vaccinations through its online platform and mobile app.
Okadoc’s platform allows patients to schedule Covid-19 tests at a convenient time and location for them. Covid-19 vaccination bookings are also available from a wide range of hospitals and clinics, including Emirates Hospital, Medcare, Valient Clinic & Hospital and HealthPlus, allowing patients to book a free vaccination of their choice within seconds near a facility that suits them best.
Okadoc has already helped UAE residents book nearly 15,000 vaccinations and more than 40,000 Covid-19 tests
The news comes shortly after the UAE announced new guidelines for students and teachers returning to school, which indicates that unvaccinated students over the age of 12 will be required to take weekly PCR tests.
Okadoc continues to support the UAE’s world-leading Covid-19 vaccination and testing program by offering patients an easy and convenient way to book. Since the launch of Okadoc’s Covid-19 services in February, the doctor booking platform has already helped UAE residents book nearly 15,000 vaccinations and more than 40,000 Covid-19 tests.
Okadoc also allows patients to find nearby doctors across more than 300 facilities across the UAE
In addition to Covid-19 vaccination and test appointments, the Okadoc platform also allows patients to find nearby doctors across more than 300 facilities across the UAE and instantly book virtual or in-person appointments with doctors across 51 specialities.
“Our goal at Okadoc has always been simple: to improve the healthcare experience – and throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, this has never been more critical. Our platform is the only regional doctor booking platform that is directly integrated with providers’ health information systems, so patients can book their Covid-19 related appointments with confidence, knowing they will get the care they need and deserve without delays,” says Fodhil Benturquia, Okadoc CEO and Founder.
The Middle East’s best-funded start-up fast-tracked its tele-health offering in response to the growing need for remote healthcare during the Covid-19 pandemic. In May of 2020, it introduced its telemedicine platform, enabling virtual consultations with over 730 doctors from 90 healthcare providers, including the ability to settle fees online.