UAE’s HBK DOP and India’s APCO Digicon announce Strategic Partnership
UAE-based HBK Department of Projects (HBK DOP) announced the signing of a partnership agreement with APCO Digicon & Multicity Digital Consortium, an Indian tech firm, to launch its flagship HBKiCare, a white-label, smart IoT telemedicine solution, to APCO Digicon’s vast subscriber base of over 4 million monthly paid-up subscribers.
HBKiCare is an advanced remote healthcare platform delivering healthcare services to hospitals, insurance companies, and rural homes, which is badly needed during the current COVID-19 crisis.
The agreement marks a significant milestone not only for the promotion of healthcare technology but also for the bilateral cooperation between the UAE and India.
The partnership also involves HBK DOP acquiring a stake in APCO Digicon, apart from signing a technology cooperation agreement that includes the launch of its blockchain solution through its subsidiary, HBK GoChain, to offer e-government, asset management services, 5G, Edge computing, Smart Home Boxes, and Gaming.
Commenting on the partnership, His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Chairman of HBK DOP said: “In line with the vision of the UAE and its leaders, HBK DOP’s focuses on supporting innovations and the application of cutting-edge technology complements its long-term objective of a sustainable tech-enabled future. Our partnership with APCO Digicon to launch HBKiCare’s telemedicine solution will prove to be a cornerstone in advancing the reach of healthcare services in India through Digicon’s 4 million subscribers and creating additional value in the healthcare sector.”
Mr. Faisal Habash, Chairman, APCO Digicon, said: “APCO Digicon is known for its state-of-the-art technology solutions and this partnership with HBK DOP offers strong support for our business. With technology playing an increasingly critical role in healthcare, this partnership helps achieve our broader goals of bringing innovative technological solutions to our customers.”