KUALA LUMPUR (June 9): Electronic prescription telemedicine provider DOC2US has inked a partnership with on-demand delivery platform foodpanda to provide health screening for foodpanda delivery partners.
In a joint statement on Thursday (June 9), the firms said the nationwide programme will be rolled out in phases, beginning this month with more than 3,000 delivery partners in Penang and Johor.
DOC2US chief executive officer and co-founder Dr Raymond Choy said the collaboration aims to encourage the Malaysian workforce to practise health monitoring more closely.
“We are glad to be able to show delivery partners that they are cared for, and attended to in terms of healthcare at all times.
“Delivery partners have been a crucial part of Malaysia’s food and beverage sector during the lockdowns and Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
Meanwhile, foodpanda director of operations Kelvin Chan said delivery partners are the backbone of foodpanda and as such, the firm wanted to make sure that their health and wellbeing is being taken care of.
“We are constantly looking for new ways to provide the best benefits for them.
“Our goal is that by providing them with this initial screening, it will encourage them to prioritise their health moving forward,” he said.
To register for the health screening programme, delivery partners are required to sign up and register via the DOC2US mobile app.
Through the platform, they can select their preferred outlets from 46 select DOC2US partner pharmacy outlets across the two states, and arrange their date and time slots accordingly.
The health screening, performed at participating pharmacy outlets under the supervision of DOC2US, will include a series of cholesterol tests, blood glucose tests, blood pressure management as well as height and weight measurement for the delivery partners.
When an enquiry is needed or clinically indicated, licensed doctors will provide further analysis, diagnosis, consultation and treatment, while pharmacists will provide on-site support and medication dispensing as prescribed by the doctors accordingly.