India’s largest online marketplace for loads and lorries, Vahak has joined hands with India’s largest digital healthcare platform, MediBuddy to provide 8 lakh+ truck drivers across India with access to free online doctor consultations. This will enable the trucking community to access primary consultation for all their healthcare needs 24×7 on MediBuddy.
This collaboration is the first-of-its-kind and aims to provide truck drivers and owners with quick and free access to reliable doctor consultation.
Vahak and MediBuddy are cognisant of the demanding work schedules of truck drivers in India which require them to work around unstable and hectic timings. Truck drivers often make deliveries from one location to another without taking a minute’s rest, thereby being unable to prioritise their health needs.
Vahak’s extensive network and easily accessible platform will make it possible to reach out to the trucking community and enable them to get consultation anytime, anywhere. MediBuddy is supporting this with an easy interface that will make the entire process user-friendly and streamlined for truck drivers and owners. They can thus easily avail doctor consultations to address any health concerns that may arise while on the move.
Commenting on the partnership, Karan Shaha, CEO and Co-Founder, Vahak said, “Working for the betterment and convenience of truck drivers and owners and the entire community will always be Vahak’s primary motto. This is also true of their health. Their work hours are grueling, the terrains are remote and often arduous to travel through. They have limited access to basic amenities and health often takes a backseat. We are extremely delighted to have partnered with MediBuddy to enable lakhs of truck drivers and owners across India free access to general consultations around the clock. This initiative would be extremely beneficial in taking care of their wellbeing.”
Commenting on the same, Satish Kannan, Co-founder & CEO, MediBuddy said, “We are delighted and privileged to have partnered with Vahak to bring forth this initiative. Truck drivers and owners often have little time to look after their health needs since they are mostly on the roads. We are happy to be their health partner while they are trying to meet their work deadlines. At MediBuddy, our constant endeavour has been to make healthcare more accessible for Indians across the country. We are elated that this initiative would be helpful to so many truck drivers and owners across India working relentlessly to make sure the supply chain functions and businesses are able to run smoothly.”
Vahak’s online network is built on the back of cutting-edge technology. The company has an PAN-India live transport marketplace, accessible on both mobile and web, for load and lorry booking. The app enables customers to directly connect with trusted transporters and the trucking community across India and book trucks, trailers, and loads online. The smartphone app-based platform is 100% free to use and Vahak doesn’t charge any commission on bookings. With an ever-expanding network of more than 8 lakh truckers covering 12000+ locations across the country, the platform is growing at over 100% quarterly, and already manages more than 10,000+ daily active loads & lorries.
MediBuddy, which is at the forefront of India’s digital healthcare transformation was instrumental in helping several millions with their healthcare needs during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing 24×7 online specialist doctor consultations, home delivery of medicines, COVID tests at home, COVID vaccination camps and home isolation support among other services.
The digital healthcare platform recently announced that they had roped in Amitabh Bachchan as their brand ambassador to further accelerate their penetration in tier II and III cities.