Bupa Arabia introduces telemedicine program

Bupa members can communicate with doctors in the United States from their own homes using the CareClix app, by video chat or by telephone, depending on the member’s need.
Updated 06 October 2016

Bupa Arabia introduces telemedicine program

Bupa Arabia for cooperative health insurance, claimed as the largest specialized health care company in the Kingdom, has introduced a first of its kind service that brings the medical expertise of some of America’s best doctors right to its members here in Saudi Arabia.
Telemedicine is Bupa Arabia’s new service to its members to consult with US Board Certified medical experts with expansive experience from some of the United States’ specialized hospitals and health institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, John Hopkins Medicine and Harvard University.
Bupa Arabia doctors evaluate each case that requires this type of consultation with their counterparts in the United States. Patients are then contacted to confirm an appointment with the doctor for a consultation within 48 hours.
Bupa members can communicate with doctors in the United States from their own homes using the CareClix app, by video chat or by telephone, depending on the member’s need. This results in the most comprehensive evaluation possible.
“The telemedicine service allows our members to receive an initial and second opinion when dealing with complex cases that require professional and experienced consultation across more than 16 different fields of medical practice,” according to Tal Nazer, CEO of Bupa Arabia.
Should the member require further tests, Bupa Arabia’s Tebtom team will visit at the time and place most convenient and will dispatch the results to the medical professional that was consulted by the medical expert,” Tal Nazer concluded.
The company recently launched several programs, including the Tebtom program, which is considered the first of its kind providing health consultations for various cases to Bupa Arabia’s 2.4 million members.
The international health program (IHP) was another one launched. It caters for the health care and insurance needs of its members in over 190 countries around the world under one insurance package.


Khalaf Al Habtoor extends timely medical assistance to Lebanese hospitals

Updated 05 August 2020

Khalaf Al Habtoor extends timely medical assistance to Lebanese hospitals

  • Al Habtoor will arrange one-month’s worth of urgent medical supplies for hospitals in the country that have more than 1,000 beds
  • The Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital at Hrar in northern Lebanon will open up auxiliary treatment support for patients who are unable to be accommodated in Beirut hospitals

DUBAI: Khalaf Al Habtoor, the founding chairman of Al Habtoor Group (AHG), based in the UAE, is reaching out with timely aid for the Lebanese people after the massive explosion at a Beirut port on Tuesday, August 4, that devastated many neighborhoods, leaving more than a hundred dead people and thousands injured.

Al Habtoor, known for his philanthropic activities in the UAE and abroad, said he will extend all possible efforts within his means to aid the affected people in Lebanon as a first step of a multi-pronged assistance plan. As a first step, Al Habtoor will arrange one-month’s worth of urgent medical supplies for hospitals in the country that have more than 1,000 beds. The hospitals to be aided through this initiative include Haroun Hospital, Al Makasid Hospital, Levant Hospital, Rizk Hospital, Rafic Hariri Hospital, Hotel Dieu Hospital and the Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital, Hrar.

Additionally, the Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital at Hrar in northern Lebanon will open up auxiliary treatment support for patients who are unable to be accommodated in Beirut hospitals, conducting at least 100 operations for those injured in the explosion. To help those who require much needed recovery and recuperation assistance, the hospital will also rent out a nearby hotel, which will act as a temporary off-site field hospital for post-operative care and treatment.

More than 300,000 people have been left homeless by the blast, which tore through several dozen neighborhoods close to the port area, razing several buildings and shattering glass windows in a much wider area outside the blast zone. Two hotels owned by Habtoor Hospitality in Beirut, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand and Hilton Metropolitan Palace, have been damaged in the fallout of the explosion.

Al Habtoor said: “The country and people of Lebanon have always had a special place in my heart. This explosion which has devastated the capital city in the midst of an already severe economic crisis has left the common people badly shaken. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and will leave no stone unturned in reaching them the best possible emergency and medical aid, post-operative care and temporary accommodation for those rendered homeless by the tragic event.”

He added that the cries of the Lebanese people for help have been heard and that it was important to respond by offering the right kind of assistance and treatment, in terms of quantity, quality and the timing it reaches the people.

The visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist has extended generous contribution to Lebanon in various forms over the last decade, including refugee aid programs, Ramadan campaigns, wintertime distribution of food packages and blankets, the establishment of The Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital, and a multitude of charitable donations.