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Covid-19: Vezeeta launches free over the phone medical consultations in Egypt & Saudi

Vezeeta, the leading healthtech company of the Middle East & North Africa has launched a free medical consultation service for anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms. The announcement was made by company’s founder and CEO Amir Barsoum in a statement earlier this week.

“In an effort to speed preventive care, Vezeeta is offering free-of-charge medical consultations to all users experiencing flu-like symptoms, via app and website, where they can access expert advice from the comfort of their homes and receive professional guidance on their phones without risking exposure,” said Amir in the statement.

According to Vezeeta’s website, the service is available in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Vezeeta also operates in Jordan and Lebanon too but there are no details about the Coronavirus consultation service being available there on the website.

The users in Egypt and Saudi can access the service by sharing their name and phone number on Vezeeta’s website (or app) to request a callback. The website says that the users receive a call within minutes after submitting the request. The service is available from 9 am to 12 am.

The doctor-booking platform that raised $40 million in a Series D last month is also taking measures to share information and knowledge about Covid-19 with all its users on its social media channels. Some of the Vezeeta’s posts about Covid-19 on its Facebook page have been shared thousands of times by the users.

“At a time like this, misinformation can be dangerous. As more and more people retreat indoors and rely on social and digital media for medical information, it is necessary to separate fact from fiction. We will be updating you on a timely basis with medical advice and preventive measures against coronavirus and share authorized healthcare support across all our social media channels,” noted the statement by Amir Barsoum.

At the time of writing, Egypt has 285 confirmed Covid-19 cases with eight deaths.

Zubair Naeem Paracha

Zubair Naeem Paracha

Founder at MENAbytes
A tech and startup enthusiast based in Lahore, Pakistan. Zubair apart from leading MENAbytes is also building Qraar, a career discovery and development platform for millennials in MENA. He can be reached on Linkedin, Twitter or zubair [at] menabytes [dot] com.
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