dtac Jaidee pharmacy vouchers to broaden access to licensed pharmacies
published : 30 Jun 2020 at 20:54
●Newly launched e-vouchers make visits to a licensed pharmacist more affordable
●Pharmacists will be invited to join the platform, where customers can purchase discounted vouchers.
Due to growing health concerns and financial hardship, dtac is tackling the issues of self-medication and fake drugs. The Jaidee pharmacy vouchers are valid at participating pharmacies and can be purchased at discounts of up to 50%.
Under this scheme, dtac customers both prepaid and post-paid can purchase vouchers worth up to 200 baht for 89 baht, while vouchers worth up to 300 baht cost only 150 baht. The e-vouchers can then be redeemed at participating drug stores by showing the confirmation SMS. The campaign lasts until Dec 31, 2020. For more information, visit www.dtac.co.th/s/Evoucher.
At the same time, dtac is also opening an application for certified pharmacies nationwide to join the project. Pharmacists can visit http://bit.ly/arincare or dial 064-226-6888 for details.
How Lih Ren, Chief Marketing Officer at Total Access Communications Plc or dtac, said: “dtac starts from the challenges our customers face in their daily lives and then looks for solutions that empower them. Jaidee pharmacy vouchers bring health and peace of mind to customers who are often outside of the healthcare system.”
During the peak time of COVID-19 between Feb and April, a survey showed that 60% of Thais visited drug stores to seek medical advice and get information on disease prevention.
The vast majority of dtac customers use prepaid packages, and most of them are low-income earners. They feel financial insecurity and are concerned about the economic downturn, income reduction, unemployment and a higher cost of living fuelled by medical costs.
dtac customers can buy e-vouchers via USSD, before showing the confirmation SMS and collecting medications at participating drug stores.
- There two options for prepaid customers: First, buy an 89-baht e-voucher (VAT exclusive), get up to 200 baht in credit via *496*51#. Second, buy a 150-baht e-voucher (VAT exclusive), get up to 300 baht in credit via *496*52#. The offer is limited four times a month per person.
- For post-paid customers, buy a 150-baht e-voucher (VAT exclusive), get up to 300 baht in credit via *496*52#. The offer is limited four times a month per person.
- Customers will get an e-voucher code via SMS, which will last seven days. The voucher is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash.
- For further information, please visit www.dtac.co.th/s/Evoucher
“The campaign for Jaidee pharmacy vouchers is initiated by dtac in collaboration with insurance tech start-up Sunday Ins and a digital platform for pharmacists and drugstore, Arincare. To date, customers can redeem e-voucher at more than 400 drug stores nationwide. dtac aims to expand the offer to every district within this year and to reach eventually reach every sub-district. The effort is to allow customers to easily access healthcare service everywhere in Thailand,” said Mr. How.
About Sunday Ins Co and Arincare Co.
Cindy Kua, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Sunday Ins Co, said: “The ability to access healthcare service in a timely manner and at an affordable price is crucial to everyone. Under this partnership, Sunday Insurance is proud to provide an e-coupon distribution system and remuneration management platform to pharmacies, bridging the gap in the Thai healthcare system with more affordability and speed. Sunday believes that this initiative will make a great contribution to the society, enabling people to access better health coverage, especially in this tough time of a COVID-19 pandemic.”
Sunday aims to be a fully-integrated, end-to-end insurance technology platform, offering digital healthcare and insurance services.
“We are proud to be selected as a preferred partner, creating a new paradigm of technology-driven healthcare, which will make a change and raise the quality of life,” Ms. Kua added.
Teera Kanokkanjanarat, CEO and co-founder of Arincare Co, said: “Under this collaboration, Arincare will provide e-prescribing software which makes e-coupon authorisations and submissions available online, enabling patients to get the medications they need faster. Our platform will connect dtac customers with pharmacies on Arincare, improving quality of life of Thais via an accessible healthcare system. In addition, this campaign will also create greater opportunities for drug stores.”
Arincare is a digital pharmacy solution that provides drug management solutions for point of sales, inventory, patient records, reports and e-prescription and telepharmacy. Founded in 2016, the start-up was established to improve the pharmaceutical supply chain and empower pharmacists to provide better patient care by bringing technological innovations to healthcare. Thailand has more than 24,000 drug stores and community pharmacies nationwide which service two million patients daily.
The Jaidee service has been established and created to help dtac prepaid customers since 2004. The program has various options that suit customer preferences, including Jaidee Auto Borrow, Jaidee Balance Transfer, Jaidee Emergency Refill. Today, Jaidee is being developed beyond connectivity services, to make customers’ life smooth, secure and happier.