Foodpanda, Pakistan’s premier delivery service, has recently announced its latest venture of adding a wide range of pharmaceutical products and services to its shops platform. The move aims to offer greater convenience to its customers by bringing essential health services under one digital roof. The customers can now conveniently access lab services such as blood tests and x-rays along with ordering medicines from different retail and hospital pharmacies via the app, all within half an hour and at discounted rates.
Furthermore, the Health & Wellness vertical of foodpanda’s app has launched a new category that enables users to avail 24/7 teleconsultation services from doctors, dieticians, psychiatrists, and psychologists, the first of its kind to be offered by any delivery platform. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of foodpanda, Muntaqa Peracha expressed his enthusiasm regarding the latest addition by stating, “It gives us immense pleasure to add to our list of ‘firsts’ with the new suite of digital solutions now available on our app. Embracing innovation and the adoption of new technologies has always been the cornerstone of foodpanda’s commitment to elevating the quality of its service. We are extremely excited to have new products and services on board that will prove useful to millions of satisfied customers across the nation.”
Foodpanda’s latest move comes as a much-needed development in a country where healthcare services are not easily accessible to all. Pakistan ranks 122nd on WHO’s list of 191 countries, in terms of its overall quality of healthcare, with the country spending only 3.39% of its GDP on the healthcare system. According to the Economic Survey of Pakistan, there are close to 1,000 patients in need of care for every doctor in the country. This shortage of qualified doctors in the vicinity of the majority of the population coupled with the recent Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for innovative healthcare solutions.
The addition of these services to foodpanda’s app confirms the importance of extending health services to platforms that are accessible to millions across the country. The initiative taken by foodpanda serves as an excellent example of a platform leading the industry in empowering people to take control of their health. By enabling users to have access to essential health services on their smartphones, foodpanda is truly transforming the healthcare sector in Pakistan.
Customers in Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad can now order medicines from different retail and hospital pharmacies with delivery within half an hour at discounted rates. The convenience and accessibility of these services are bound to revolutionize the healthcare sector in Pakistan, and foodpanda’s latest move serves as a testament to the company’s commitment to offering innovative solutions to improve the lives of its customers.
In conclusion, foodpanda’s latest venture of incorporating healthcare services into its app highlights the importance of digital solutions in the healthcare sector. The move serves as a beacon of hope for those who lack adequate healthcare in Pakistan and marks an exciting step forward in the telemedicine industry.