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COVID19: Get medicines delivered at your doorstep

7 Apr 2020

In a time when minimising human contact is the need of the hour, a digital platform has come forward to deliver medicines to those who can’t visit the hospital. Called the platform seeks to connect healthcare providers with patient by reducing the time and effort. 

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Raif Mohamed al Harthy, CEO of Wareed, said, “I have two great partners and entrepreneurs Himid Mbaye and Nafil al Alawi who take care of our operations and technology respectively. We founded the company over a year ago after receiving investments from the Oman Technology Fund. It feels great to be able to finally serve patients and play an impactful role in our society.” 

Currently, Wareed is delivering medicine from The Royal Hospital. “We hope to get more hospitals on board. We have co-developed the process that governs how this can be achieved safely and securely along with The Royal Hospital who have been the first to adopt it for their patients. We have also received valuable input from other government hospitals.” 

Harthy said that currently the platform has a free delivery offer for the first 100 patients for a month to support efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. “In future, Wareed will connect other healthcare providers making it a one-stop shop for healthcare services. 

The fee after the first 100 patients will vary depending on the distance from patient’s residence to the hospital primarily.” Harthy added, “Our vision includes providing support to other local SMEs through our partnership programmes with vendors such as last mile delivery service providers.”

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