GetDoc, a local startup specialising in the health industry, is looking to bring electronic payments to clinics. From this comes GetDocPay, an app that functions in a manner similar to AliPay or SamsungPay. The main difference is that it works even if the clinic doesn’t have a credit card terminal.
The app itself is vaguely familiar. Users link a credit or debit card for payment, and all transactions are handled from the app. There’s no NFC contactless payment here, since it appears to assume that clinics aren’t going to be in a hurry to upgrade their systems.
Behind the system is a rather reasonable premise. People who go to clinics are not likely to be in the right frame of mind, and may not have had time to head to an ATM to ensure they have enough money for the medication. On the other hand, they will probably have their smartphone on them.
At the moment, GetDoc has partnered with 100 clinics across the Klang Valley to deploy the system. There should be a notice that GetDocPay is accepted in these participating clinics, and people should be on the lookout for them.
It’s easy to see the value proposition that GetDocPay brings to the table. It’s a convenient way of ensuring that the public always has enough money available to pay for treatment. However, people don’t fall sick all that often and the app may end up forgotten between clinic visits. We suppose it would be useful for parents with kids. Seeing that children fall sick a lot.