by AUFA MARDHIAH / pic by TMR FILE
MEDICAL Innovation Sdn Bhd partnered Tune Protect to offer Covid-19 insurance coverage and diagnostic screening via mobile app, MyDocLab.
The collaboration is the first in the market that merges innovation, insurance protection and diagnostic screening. Thus, Mediven test kit users can now enjoy the bonus of insurance coverage at no extra cost.
Mediven ED Ariff Ismail said the initiative is timely as the country moves into the endemic phase at the same time enabling communities to learn to live with the virus.
“Our community care collaboration is designed to offer peace of mind and double protection within one’s mobile phone. Users of Mediven’s ProDetect self-test kits will receive an allowance if tested positive for Covid-19 stage three and above.
In addition, users will also be protected with accidental death and total permanent disability benefits. The coverage is valid for 14 days upon submission of their test results via MyDocLab,” he said.
In terms of Tune Protect’s involvement, Rohit Nambiar explained that the partnership is very much in line with Tune Protect’s business aspirations.
Meanwhile, Mediven operations director Dr Lim Sze said that protection is key in everyone’s mind as the nation go through this trying and prolonged health challenge.
“This community care collaboration allows us to extend double protection in terms of diagnostic screening and insurance coverage to protect ourselves, our families, our workplaces and the community,” she said.
Lim also added that they are working closely with partner pharmacies to educate consumers on the double protection of insurance and diagnostic screening offered to assist them in these endemic times.
Some of the technological innovation which is displayed in MyDocLab includes allowing users to conduct virtually supervised inspections for Medical Device Authority approved test kits, besides facilitating travellers arriving in Malaysia to perform self-test within the comforts of their home or quarantine centre via the app as well as enabling them to purchase travel insurance with a Covid-19 cover as required by the government.
It also enables bookings for real-time PCR, rapid antigen and post-vaccination neutralising antibody tests at clinics and labs.
In terms of usage in corporate companies, the app also facilitates human resources managers to effectively manage and track their employees’ health status hassle-free.