Founded in 2017, oDoc connects over 800 doctors across 50+ specialties with patients for video consultations via its mobile app. With its partnership with oDoc, John Keells Holdings is now able to extend these services to its executives and their families.
At an attractive monthly rate per employee, oDoc provides corporate employee’s free unlimited access to SLMC registered GPs and consultants from the comfort and safety of their own home. Key benefits include keeping employees safe from the pandemic by reducing exposure to pathogens at hospitals or clinics and improving employee productivity by eliminating time spent in traffic and waiting rooms.
CEO of oDoc, Heshan Fernando, said, “Providing our telemedicine services to JKH helps the conglomerate ensure the wellbeing of their employees. Moreover, during this time of crisis, as organizations need to encourage employees to adjust to the new normal, a healthy and happy workforce is vital to maintain workplace productivity. JKH employees now have access to doctors from the comfort of their own home.”
Executive Vice President/Chief People Officer of John Keells Holdings Isuru Gunesekera,, said, “The service offered by oDoc is timely and convenient at a time when we are actively encouraging our employees to refrain from visiting hospitals in order to minimise personal risk/exposure.”
oDoc’s medicine delivery arm oPharma provides islandwide delivery of medicines and its home diagnostics arm, oLabs, offers mobile laboratory services directly to employee’s homes.
The healthcare landscape has shifted dramatically since the onset of the pandemic, and telemedicine has become an increasingly viable and essential treatment modality. According to the American Medical Association, 75-80% of in-person consultations can be completed remotely.
In Sri Lanka, too, oDoc has paved the way in boosting patient confidence and authenticity in remote consultations with over 65 corporates now using the service. In Response to COVID-19, oDoc also launched and is operating the Sri Lanka National Telemedicine platform on behalf of the Ministry of Health as a CSR project.