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Scaling Up the Digital Health Ecosystem
Integrated healthcare provider, IHH Healthcare announces its investment in Singapore-based telehealth company, Doctor Anywhere to expand to new regions in Southeast Asia.

Doctor Anywhere is a regional tech-led healthcare company headquartered in Singapore. Its established network of healthcare providers and experienced doctors enables users to manage their health easily and effectively through its mobile application.

IHH Healthcare co-led a minority investment for Doctor Anywhere as part of its US$ 27 million Series B round to expand its platform and reach out to more people in the Southeast Asian region.

The partnership will enable IHH Healthcare to also expand its digital ecosystem and better support clients, supplementing its current suite of healthcare services.

Dr Kelvin Loh, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IHH Healthcare, said, “IHH is transforming healthcare to make it as convenient as possible for our patients. As part of this journey, IHH is very pleased to partner with Doctor Anywhere. Their end-to-end digital platform enables patients to schedule and receive virtual consultations with a doctor anytime, anywhere. Prescribed medications can also be delivered right to their home. The partnership is immediately synergistic in Singapore which is one of IHH’s home markets.”

IHH Healthcare is one of the larges healthcare groups in the world by market capitalisation. Employing more than 55,000 people and operating over 15,000 licensed beds across 77 hospitals in 10 countries worldwide.

Lim Wai Mun, Founder and CEO of Doctor Anywhere, shared, “I am thrilled with our partnership with IHH Healthcare. IHH brings to us their outstanding track record in delivering exceptional patient care and experience. With their strong global healthcare services network and deep pool of expertise, we are confident we will complement each other to make quality healthcare more accessible to patients in the region.”

Doctor Anywhere currently serves more than one million users. Beyond Singapore, its mobile application is also available in Thailand as well as main cities of Vietnam, namely Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Through the mobile application users are able to have teleconsultations with general practitioners, order required medications and also purchase health and wellness products on its online marketplace.

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