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Asiri Health welcomes new partners in Doc990 joint venture with Dialog

Doc990, operated by Digital Health Ltd. have decided to expand their footprint in the digital healthcare field by infusing new equity investment into their joint venture partnership.  

Digital Health, a joint venture between Digital Holdings Lanka Ltd. (a subsidiary of Dialog Axiata) and Asiri Hospital Holdings was set up in 2016, with a view to streamline the e-commerce offering in the healthcare sector.

Recently Digital Health announced the expansion of their joint venture by including the equity investments of two other prominent private hospitals groups to join the partnership with the Asiri Hospitals Group.

This collaboration between Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider and the three leading private hospital groups aims to transform the digital healthcare eco system by leveraging Dialog’s technology and digital platforms with healthcare expertise of its joint venture partners. This unique venture, launched in 2016, has connected more than 1500 doctors in over 80 hospitals through its digital health platform which is accessible via doc.lk, by dialling 990, or via the Doc990 app.

Doc990 currently offers a range of medical services including channelling doctor sessions at hospitals island-wide for physical consultations, the Tele Doctor service where leading consultants could be contacted over the phone, delivery of medicine to the doorstep, and access to lab reports at key laboratories via the Doc990 web portal. Sri Lanka’s leading medical booking app, Doc990 app is integrated to all mobile operators and banks for multiple payment options such as add-to-bill, eZ Cash, Genie, Amex, Visa and Master Cards.

Dialog Axiata Group Chief Executive Supun Weerasinghe, welcoming the new joint venture partners said: “We are confident that Doc990 will help transform the digital health space, and thank all joint venture partners for placing their confidence to partner this venture to fast track Sri Lanka’s digitisation journey in the healthcare space.”

Asiri Hospital Holdings Group CEO Dr. Manjula Karunaratne said: “It is with great pleasure that we extend our partnership with Digital Health to Durdans Hospital and Nawaloka Hospitals. The venture has shown remarkable growth in a short period of time, and continues to revolutionise the space of digital health in Sri Lanka.”

This formidable partnership is expected to transform the healthcare behaviour and journey of the customer to provide a digitally empowering experience for their healthcare needs, extending a wide spectrum of healthcare services to millions of subscribers from the convenience of their mobile phones and the website.

Digital Health Chief Executive Officer Apsara Wijayawardene said: “We continuously strive to be at the forefront of innovation, to deliver convenience and empower Sri Lankans in their healthcare journey. We would like to welcome onboard Nawaloka Hospitals and Durdans Hospitals, who will further propel and help transform Sri Lanka’s healthcare landscape and infrastructure to enrich Sri Lankan lives.”

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