ⓘ Featured image: Cura founders: Wael Kabli (L) and Mohammad Zekrallah (R); Credits: Supplied
Cura, a telehealth and telemedicine platform based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (KSA) has partnered with Medgulf Cooperative Insurance Company, one of the largest cooperative insurance companies in Saudi that provides a comprehensive choice for corporate and individual insurance products. Through this partnership, Cura is extending its telemedicine solutions to all Medgulf’s insurance members.
This partnership supports the Kingdom’s extensive efforts in facing the implications of COVID-19, and completing the preventive and precautionary measures, and ensuring that the insured’s health and safety are safeguarded. Therefore, the Council of Cooperative Health Insurance approved the coverage of the telemedicine service within the benefits of the unified health insurance policy under specific conditions and terms.
It is worth noting that Cura’s platform enables its users to communicate with doctors to get online medical consultations without appointments – through live video calls and chats, diagnosis and prescriptions in all medical specialties such as internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and hundreds of doctors in various other specialties. In addition to therapy sessions and various wellness programs such as weight loss programs, dealing with social phobia, pregnancy follow-up, and returning to life after depression.
Speaking of the importance of teleconsulting during COVID-19, Wael A. Kabli, CEO of Cura in a statement highlighted,
“Cura has moved to a new stage, where today we have enabled all users of Cura’s platform in Saudi to apply for teleconsultations from around 200 medical specialities and through our licensed doctors in Saudi and to pay using their health insurance. Our doctors will diagnose according to international standards, write e-prescriptions for the users or their family members for the first time since the launch of the platform in 2016.”
Adding to that, Mohamed G. Zekrallah, CTO of Cura said,
“Cura platforms helped more than 1.2 million citizens and residents around the Kingdom, and trained more than 5,000 doctors on telemedicine during the past years through its various platforms, both through the ‘Cura platform‘ (for specialized consultations and wellness programs) Or ‘Sehha platform’ (to provide primary care to residents and citizens through the Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia) or ‘MedConsult platform’ (to provide doctors in developing countries second opinions consultations from doctors in advanced countries).”