Partnership will allow partner-drivers to connect with on-demand medical professionals
United Arab Emirates, 20 February 2017
Uber, the smartphone app-based technology company, has announced a partnership with Altibbi, an online medical mobile application, to connect Uber partner-drivers with on-demand doctors.
The application allows partner-drivers to connect with a selection of certified doctors, and get round-the-clock affordable medical consultations over the phone. This gives partner-drivers access to safe and effective medical care from the comfort of their homes, without the need to visit a hospital and wait long hours to address medical inquiries they might have.
Nader Museitif , Head of Business MENA at Uber, commented on the occasion “We are thrilled to partner with Altibbi on this initiative. This further highlights our focus on partner-drivers’ health and well-being, and also emphasizes our goal to working with regional organizations and startups”
Through the app, partner-drivers will be able to get on-demand quick medical advice, to address medical conditions, and if possible give them the needed instructions on best next steps.
Jalil Allabadi, Chief Executive officer at Altibbi, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership. Allabadi added, “Our partnership with UBER further supports our goal to expand access to quality, affordable care for our subscribers and their families”.
Uber aims, through such partnerships, to offer its partner-drivers with services that help in making their lives easier. As a number of partner-drivers might not have the luxury of time to visit a hospital and wait long hours to see a doctor for a consultation, providing them with such services, will help in easing the process and get them quick on-demand consultations as needed. Uber plans to roll-out the app to partner-drivers in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt. This will first launch with a pilot phase in some cities to a limited number of partner-drivers, before being available in all three markets.
The Altibbi mobile app is currently available on the Apple App Store and Android Google Store, and comes with features such as one-day free trial to give subscribers the opportunity to use the service and learn more about its features.
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Altibbi is the largest digital healthcare platform in the Arab world. Through its application and web app, Altibbi users have 24/7 access to trusted healthcare information – 1.5M pages of most comprehensive Arabic medical content – and practitioners. The higher goal is provide all Arabs with best medical information – whether content or from a medical practitioner- at a finger tip.
In the Middle East, with millions of people availing of its medical information daily, Altibbi is already in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine and United Arab Emirates with plans to cover the whole region very soon.
To request a call with a doctor, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, , or sign up https://www.altibbi.com/online-consulation/create-subscription
Uber’s mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water – everywhere, for everyone. We started in 2009 to solve a simple problem – how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Six years and over a billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars.
In the Middle East, Uber is already in Alexandria, Amman, Bahrain Beirut, Cairo, Casablanca, Dammam, Dubai, Abu Dhabi Doha, Jeddah, Istanbul, Lahore, Riyadh and the Eastern Province with plans for expansion across the region. To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, Blackberry 7, or sign up at www.uber.com/app. For more information, please visit: https://www.uber.com/cities/
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