KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Online healthcare platform, BookDoc, has established the Advisory Group (AG) of Malaysia comprising of respected and reputable healthcare leaders from Malaysia to further enhance the expansion of its services in a responsible and ethical manner.
BookDoc, a start-up launched in October this year, is the 1st Healthcare Online Platform in Malaysia that promises to connect and unite patients and healthcare professionals, bringing forth timely access, resource optimisation, and informed choices. It is founded by Dato' Chevy Beh - former Managing Director of BP Healthcare Group and Joel Neoh - founder of Groupon Malaysia and former CEO of Asia Pacific for Groupon.
The recently established AG is to advise BookDoc on strategic areas related to contents, medical ethics, prevailing and forthcoming regulatory matters. In addition, the AG will also provide insights, suggestions and feedback on issues of interests to the public and medical communities. This will enable BookDoc to continue to add value to the very communities that it serves.
The founding members of the AG of Malaysia consists of the following leaders:
- Tan Sri Dato' Dr. M. Jegathesan, the former Deputy Director-General of Health Malaysia, who is also the Pro-Chancellor of University Science Malaysia;
- Major General Dato' Pahlawan Dr Mohanadas Ramasamy (Rtd), former Director General of Health Services, Malaysian Armed Forces & Deputy Chairman, Board of Governors of the Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences;
- Datuk Professor Dr Fawzia Dato' Abdullah, the former Senior Director of Dental Health Division, Ministry of Health and is currently the Foundation Dean, Faculty of Dentistry of SEGI University & College;
- Dato' Professor Dr Mrs ST Kew, Dean of School of Medicine at International Medical University and previously Master of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia and
- Dr Milton Lum who is a member of the Council of University of Tunku Abdul Rahman, member of the Malaysian Medical Council and had held leadership positions in international and national professional healthcare organizations.
Founder of BookDoc, Dato' Chevy Beh felt extremely honoured and privileged to have such illustrious line-up of advisors to enrich and enhance BookDoc in its key stages of development from planning, evaluation to execution. Having received constructive and robust feedbacks, Dato' Chevy Beh is assured of the great value that the AG could bring, and affirms to invite additional advisors from the overseas markets that BookDoc intends to expand into. This will ensure BookDoc is relevant and could adapt value-adding solutions to those communities with unique sets of regulatory, ethical and market considerations.
BookDoc is backed by a diverse group of investors from entrepreneurs to seasoned healthcare and insurance professionals, banker, regulators as well as ICT professionals. It has recently raised millions of US dollars and has achieved the highest pre-seed valuation in the history of Asia Tech App. BookDoc, in its effort to make healthcare more accessible to the customers, has to-date entered into MOUs with Tun Hussein Onn Eye Hospital and Institute Jantung Negara (IJN) Hospital and signed up a few hundred clinics in Malaysia.
The initial investors of BookDoc include Danny Yeung - founder of Groupon Hong Kong and the former CEO Groupon East Asia, Datuk Yvonne Chia - former CEO of Hong Leong Bank Berhad, Kenny Thing - Chief Marketing Officer of Manulife Insurance Berhad, Dato' Sharil Tarmizi - former Chairman of Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Dato' Dr Maimunah - the former Deputy Director General of Health Malaysia, Dato' Syed Budriz Putra - founder and former CEO of Sepang Aircraft Engineering which is an Airbus Group Company and Lee Mean Yeit - former Head of Strategy of Sime Darby Healthcare.
More information on BookDoc by clicking to: www.bookdoc.com
For more information on this press release, or to arrange interviews with company management, please contact:
Dato' Chevy Beh
Email: [email protected]
Tel.: 1300-88-2362 (BDOC)