Shopee Malaysia starts selling Covid-19 test kits, booking online consultations
Malaysian online medical service DoctorOnCall has entered into a partnership with Shopee Malaysia to sell Covid-19 tests online.
The rRT-PCR tests will be available for purchase at Shopee’s DoctorOnCall store, where customers will also be able to buy vouchers for home-delivered medication. In coming months, Shopee will work with DoctorOnCall to extend usage of the vouchers to book online consultations.
The partners will inaugurate the service with a health education and awareness series on the platform’s in-app live streaming feature Shopee Live, beginning tomorrow with a talk on Covid-19 and the various testing options by Qualitas Medical Group, including a home-visit screening program designed by Qualitas in collaboration with DoctorOnCall.
“DoctorOnCall’s decision to expand its digital reach and offer more Malaysians the accessibility to healthcare services especially during this difficult time is commendable,” said Shopee’s regional MD Ian Ho.
“At the same time, by leveraging our technology and marketing tools such as Shopee Live, DoctorOnCall is able to bring curated content to viewers at home, educating and creating awareness on the importance of hygiene as well as ideas on having a healthy Ramadan. This is what people need right now.”
“We believe that DoctorOnCall is the first medical platform to collaborate with a digital marketplace and allow access for Shopee Malaysia’s extensive customer base to digital health seamlessly,” said DoctorOnCall’s COO Chiak Tang.
“In conjunction with this collaboration, we will also initiate a health education series specifically for Shopee users. We pride ourselves as the leading provider of health-related content in Malaysia and are pleased to work with Shopee and our partners, on this educational initiative to reach a greater audience.”