BookDoc forges partnership with UPM

Last update: 18/02/2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17  -- Online healthcare platform BookDoc and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) have recently announced a partnership on internship placement, health research and cooperation in promoting a healthy lifestyle.

A statement from BookDoc today said the collaboration would also focus on the use of BookDoc events and news platform to publicise UPM’s health-related activities to UPM faculty, students and the general public.

The collaboration will also look into transforming the approach to mental health and to tackle social isolation problem.

“The partnership aligns closely with the government Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0) initiatives to develop skills that will be crucial to ensure Malaysia’s sustained growth and competitiveness,” said BookDoc founder and chief executive officer Datuk Chevy Beh.

Beh also expressed hope that the collaboration on tele-mental health would help to meet Malaysians' need for convenient, affordable and readily accessible mental health services.

Meanwhile, UPM vice-chancellor Prof Datin Paduka Dr Aini Ideris said the partnership is a win-win situation for UPM and BookDoc.

“The cooperation provides benefits for UPM’s students in internship, academia-industry partnership and development of digital infrastructure which is in line with IR 4.0, Sustainable Development Goals and research opportunities.

“We thank BookDoc for giving us this opportunity to work together,” she said.  

The BookDoc app can be downloaded for free via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and gives access to a tele-consult platform to reach out to doctors anytime and anywhere.

With a presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Thailand, BookDoc operates across the healthcare continuum and incentivises an active lifestyle as well.