When Malaysian telemedicine startup DoctorOnCall first started its operations four years ago, neither doctors nor consumers were buying it.

This despite the Malaysian government’s best efforts at launching a telemedicine blueprint blueprint Malaysia's Ministry of Health Malaysia's Telemedicine Blueprint Read more all the way back in 1997, envisioning a future where remote healthcare would be possible. Clearly, the blueprint was ahead of its time.

Fast forward to 2020, and everyone needs an online solution.


Ka Kay Lum

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Ka Kay covers investment activities, aka following the money, across Southeast Asia and in-depth stories on the often-overlooked Malaysian startup ecosystem. She was previously a regional writer for Nikkei-owned DealStreetAsia.

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