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.


Oman set to welcome first IKEA store in 2022 

Updated 25 October 2020

Oman set to welcome first IKEA store in 2022 

Oman is all set to welcome its first IKEA megastore at the Oman Avenues Mall, in the heart of the capital city of Muscat. The Swedish furniture and home retailer is expected to open doors to the public by the first quarter of 2022.
A development agreement between the Al-Taher Group, a diversified business group in the sultanate, who are the developers of Oman Avenues Mall, and the UAE-based conglomerate, Al-Futtaim Group who represents IKEA franchise in Oman as well as other territories like the UAE, Qatar and Egypt, was signed this week. Senior officials made the announcement in a virtual press event.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud Al-Khalili, board member of the Al-Taher Group, said: “We are pleased to collaborate with Al-Futtaim Group, to bring the globally renowned IKEA brand to Oman Avenues Mall. We believe that IKEA Oman will not only strengthen the position of Oman Avenues Mall as a premier shopping destination, but also position the mall firmly as the shopping mall for the whole of Oman.”
Spread across two floors, the new store will be one of the largest stores of the brand in the region.
The Oman Avenues Mall is operated and managed by retail giant LuLu Group International.