EGYPT – Egyptian e-health startup Aldoctor, which provides users with on-demand access to medical practitioners has embarked on an expansion plan in the country in a bid to make accessing healthcare more affordable and efficient to all Egyptians.

Launched in January 2019 by Wael Galal, Aldoctor provides on-demand medical services to patients via a network of service providers such as physicians, nurses, mobile radiologists, pharmacies, laboratories and physiotherapists.

Patients are able to identify and book healthcare services when needed, and this according to the e-health startup founder Galal, is contributing towards making healthcare more accessible to Egyptians.

“We found there was a gap between patients needing quality medical services and physicians who want a fair chance to practice and earn sufficient income,” Galal said

He further noted that since its launch, Aldoctor has been able to obtain maximum revenues with bootstrapping and the startup was now looking for a serious investor to enable it spread its wings across Egypt.

Located in Mansoura City, the Aldoctor app lists more than 40 medical service providers, who are serving more than 3,500 registered users.

This impressive uptake was boosted by the COVID-19 pandemic, when Aldoctor assisted people in accessing medical care from their homes.

Revenues are already up 350 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019, with Aldoctor monetising via a commission-based model.

Aldoctor is now ready to expand and is set to launch a pilot in New Damietta City, ahead of further expansion across the continent.

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