Healthcare booking platform Practo, and taxi-hailing platform Uber today announced a global partnership to help people reach doctors easily. Across India, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore, those who book an appointment on Practo's mobile application will be able to view the closest Uber available along with the appointment reminder alert. Practo said it will soon cover more countries as the two partners continue their global expansion. "We work towards providing a simplified healthcare experience that reduces consumer stress and anxiety.
Our goal with this partnership is to completely remove patient's anxiety and enhance convenience, by integrating with Uber," Shashank ND, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Practo said in a media release. The next phase of integration will involve notifying the user to request for an Uber, an hour prior to the appointment. The partnership comes with an India-specific inaugural offer where any existing or new user booking an appointment on Practo till November 30, will get a free ride to and from the doctor's clinic. Besides, new users who book their first appointment on the Practo application can avail of two free rides, up to Rs 200 a ride, with Uber till the year-end.