Uber, the world’slargest on-demand ride-sharing company, has partnered with DocsApp to avail free doctor consultations, subsidised prescription medicines and lab tests, for its driver and delivery partners across Uber rides and Uber Eats platforms. Under this partnership, Uber driver and delivery partners will be able to get medical assistance at a nominal cost for self and up to 5 family members.
Health is of paramount importance. Understanding this, Uber India and DocsApp will provide easily accessible healthcare facilities to the driver & delivery partners on the Uber platform. Through this partnership, driver-partners can get access to free unlimited consultation from doctors on call, along with up to 20% discount on medicines and up to 40% discount on lab tests anywhere in India.
Speaking on this partnership, Mr. Satish Kannan, Co-Founder & CEO, DocsApp, “DocsApp aims to make quality healthcare accessible to all without any constraints. This partnership with Uber India will enable us in furthering our vision to fruition.”
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Pavan Vaish, Head of Central Operations (Rides), India SA, said “There can be no Uber without our driver & delivery partners. Their safety, health and overall wellbeing is our top priority. We are delighted to announce our partnership with DocsApp which aims to enhance the quality of life of our driver partners, and their families, by providing them with increased access to medical consultations. Backed with this partnership, we believe our driver-partners will be better equipped to deliver their best when driving on our platform”.
Over 50,000 Uber India driver-partners have already registered on the online doctor consultation platform. Additionally, the drivers will be sent a pre-recorded message to help them avail the services, and they will have a separate customer support number for this.
DocsApp is a 24×7 online doctor consultation platform that connects patients to specialist doctors through chat, call and video. The mobile and web-based platform offers doctor consultations on the go. Established by ex IITians, Satish Kannan and Enbasekar Dinadayalane, DocsApp leverages technology to provide quality healthcare to millions of Indians without any geographical constraints. It is headquartered in Bangalore. Since its inception in 2015, the app has acquired a user base of 10 million+ Indians and provides 2,00,000+ consultations per month across the country.
DocsApp connects patients to specialist doctors across 20 departments such as Dermatology, Weight management, Sexology and more. The App facilitates 5000+ experienced MD doctors who provide consultation to patients via chat, video or voice call. DocsApp even allows patients to order medicines and book lab tests. The Company has raised $10.1 million till now from Bessemer Venture Partners, Rebright Partners, TechMatrix Corporation, DeNA networks and Facebook’s angel investors, InnoVen Capital, Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan. DocsApp has been ranked as the #1 doctor consultation app in India, in the medical category on Google Play Store consistently for more than 2 years. The brand received the ‘App of the Year 2017’ in the medical category by Amazon in association with Facebook. It also received the “Industry Achievement Award 2019” by Hurun Report. DocsApp has been a part of the Make in India Summit and the Telemedicine Society of India.
Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 10 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.