By Sam Bridge
Meddy helps patients in the UAE find the best doctors and book appointments with them
Meddy, a doctor booking platform has raised a $2.5 million in Series A round to scale up its operations in the UAE.
The platform helps patients find the best doctors and book appointments with them. It also allows them to find doctors best suited to their needs based on a wide array of filters and patient reviews.
Meddy also provides a suite of products to clinics and their marketing teams to manage bookings, patient reviews, and analytics.
Meddy said in a statement that it has drastically increased profitability for practicing providers in the UAE by attracting new patients.
Founded in 2016, Meddy became the largest doctor booking platform in Qatar. In 2018 it expanded to Dubai and Sharjah and will be expanding to Abu Dhabi and other emirates soon.
The Series A funding round was led by NYC based Modus Capital, along with participation from 212 Capital, QSTP, Kasamar Holdings, Dharmendra Ghai (Health Tech Angel), Innoway and others.
Kareem Elsirafy, a partner at Modus Capital who will be joining Meddy's board, said: "We see Meddy as the up and coming leader in providing booking services to clinics in the GCC."
Haris Aghadi, CEO at Meddy, added: "In the last 6 months, we have more than doubled our bookings and provider network in the UAE. We are excited to have more fuel to keep working on our mission to help patients make informed health decisions."
Meddy has already on-boarded major healthcare providers such as NMC, Zulekha Hospital, American Hospital and Al Zahra Hospital.
It said it has facilitated more than 100,000 bookings to date and is receiving several thousands of bookings per month.For all the latest health tips & news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.