Mulk Healthcare, part of the UAE’s Mulk Holdings, has unveiled a digital hospital intended to deliver a range of healthcare services to people across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

Said to be the Middle East’s first E-hospital, the digital healthcare service will be available as a downloadable app in the coming months.

It will provide multiple services, from doctor consultations to post-hospital care.

Mulk Healthcare president Dr Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk said: “E-Hospital is the future of healthcare services and brings the entire healthcare services on your fingertips – from booking an online appointment to online consultation, online sharing health data, securing insurance approvals, getting medical advice, prescription, order medicine online, get medication and after-care services – all through the digital space.”

According to the company, Mulk E-hospital will provide patients in any part of the world with access to medical experts in the UAE and GCC, as well as the US, UK Thailand, Pakistan, Europe and India.

So far, the company is said to have acquired the services of more than 2,000 doctors globally, along with collaborations with major hospitals.

Nawab Shafi Ul Mulk added: “Mulk E-Hospital is a hospital without borders and unlocks the potential of healthcare services with unlimited possibilities.

“The Covid-19 social distancing prohibits most patients to physically visit clinics and hospitals and we are offering the perfect solution to address this concern.”

Valued at $17.8bn in 2014, the global telemedicine technologies market is estimated to grow by 18% from 2014 to 2020 to reach a current level of more than $40bn.

In addition, an e-health solution is expected to be beneficial during a pandemic.