Healthcare, telemedicine with AIDE app made more safe with contactless payments via GCash

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GCash, the undisputed leader and preferred mobile wallet in the Philippines, and AIDE, the leading healthcare and telemedicine platform in the country, have teamed up to provide Filipinos with quality home-based healthcare services made safer and more convenient through contactless payments.
AIDE is the most trusted and reliable home healthcare application platform where people can connect and book doctor consultations and visits, laboratory, vaccination and other concerns in the comforts of their homes.
With GCash, AIDE is looking to encourage Filipinos to keep their health and overall wellness in check through easy and convenient access to online healthcare which they can get anytime, anywhere.
“As more Filipinos are adapting to the new normal, AIDE continues to lead the online health marketplace in the country by providing patients with complete healthcare services from the safety and comfort of their homes,” said Paolo Bugayong, Co-Founder and CEO of AIDE.
“In the coming months, AIDE hopes to redefine healthcare for Filipinos, targeting all the medical needs of a family — from prevention to treatment, from diagnosis to prognosis, and from curative to palliative care. This is the hope that we bring with us every day as we go to work and this is the same hope we will bring until the day that people will synonymously attribute healthcare with AIDE,” he added.
AIDE enables people to exchange medical information via digital communication, in turn improving patient health status. Access to online healthcare is all the more relevant given the efforts to contactless transactions during this time of the pandemic.
“We believe AIDE has been revolutionary in the healthcare space, leading the future to online healthcare and telemedicine. This partnership makes sense as we, in GCash, also forward digital financial technology to aid the people through the stay-at-home lifestyle during this pandemic. At the same time, we focus on enabling them to safely manage their finances and have access to various financial services anywhere, anytime,” GCash President Martha Sazon said.
Other than consultations, laboratory and vaccination, the healthcare and telemedicine platform also offers various services such as booking doctor visits, medicine delivery via marketplace, COVID testing at home, nursing care, physical therapy, beauty and wellness.
To date, AIDE has supported 300,000 patients, made 3,000 online consultations for both chat and video, and is currently answering 11,000 patient requests every month. The healthcare platform also has a roster of 4,000 medical professionals ready to respond anytime.
Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), which operates GCash, is part of the portfolio companies of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe Telecom Inc.
GCash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play. For more information, kindly visit https://www.gcash.com/.

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