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Gojek, Halodoc launch telemedicine service ‘Check Covid-19’ in Indonesia

Gojek driver. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

Pan Pacific Agency | COMMUICATION AGENCY FOR PACIFICA REGIONS

JAKARTA, Mar 23, 2020, ANTARA. Gojek and Halodoc, in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Health, launched an innovative telemedicine service called “Check COVID-19” to help deal with the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Indonesia, ANTARA reported.

“The telemedicine solution offered is immensely helpful for the Indonesian health system in screening patients at risk for COVID-19,” Secretary General of the Indonesian Ministry of Health Oscar Primadi noted through an official statement on Sunday.

“In addition, Gojek and Halodoc have access to disseminate information and education on the prevention of COVID-19 to tens of millions of Indonesians,” he revealed.

The telemedicine or online consultation service is projected to help the government to focus on handling COVID-19 patients in the high-risk category or in medium-severe conditions.

“Through this collaboration with Halodoc and the Indonesian Ministry of Health, we not only disseminate various educational content on COVID-19 prevention but also open up access to millions of Indonesians to conduct initial checks for COVID-19,” Gojek Co-CEO Kevin Aluwi stated.

The telemedicine service, Check COVID-19, is supported by over 20 thousand licensed and experienced doctors in the Halodoc ecosystem and is available as a shuffle card in the Gojek application.

Users of the Gojek application can select the shuffle card of Check COVID-19 in the Gojek application view, and they will immediately be directed to the telemedicine service, Check COVID-19, on the Halodoc application.

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