ECONOMYNEXT – Two more hospitals, Nawaloka Hospitals and Ceylon Hospitals (Durdans), have invested in Digital Health Ltd., the digital health platform operated by Sri Lanka’s dominant mobile phone operator Dialog Axiata with Asiri Hospital Holdings.
Digital Health Ltd., a joint venture between Digital Holdings Lanka Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dialog Axiata, which had a 70% stake and Asiri Hospital Holdings the rest, offers online health services through its Doc 990 app.
Subsequent to the fresh infusion of equity by Nawaloka and Durdans, the shareholding structure of Digital Health Ltd will comprise of Digital Holdings Lanka owning 53.2% while Asiri, Nawaloka and Durdans Hospitals will hold 22.8%, 15% and 9%, a statement said.
The collaboration between Dialog Axiata and the three 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, it said.
The joint 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.
The 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.
(COLOMBO, April 26, 2018)