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Singapore-Based Novocall Announces US$100,000 'Call for Care' Initiative to Support Frontline Healthcare Service Providers from Countries Affected by COVID-19

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SINGAPORE, Feb. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Call automation software company Novocall, announces today that it has set up a US$100,000 fund under its 'Call For Care' initiative. This will empower healthcare service providers with the capabilities to facilitate web-to-phone calls between themselves and patients in need of care.

'Call for Care' Initiative Sees Novocall Commit US$100,000 Fund for Healthcare Providers
'Call for Care' Initiative Sees Novocall Commit US$100,000 Fund for Healthcare Providers

The initiative will enable web-to-phone calls by linking web visitors to instant or scheduled calls to a medical service provider's direct phone number, through Novocall's software. This will make it easier for patients with moderate-to-mild concerns, to easily call a healthcare provider ahead of time, to schedule or inquire about a planned visit or necessary purchase.

Jing Jie, co-founder and CEO of Novocall, describes the motivation behind the initiative: "I sympathized with the people at the frontlines dealing with the situation, and admire their fortitude. My team and I thought about how Novocall could help their situation, and allay people's concerns about exposure in affected countries. We collectively decided to extend our software, at no charge, to healthcare providers. This is so that patients intending to seek care, can reach providers with ease; helping them clarify waiting times, schedules, and availability of supplies beforehand, through a quickly connected call."

In Singapore, one of the hardest-hit countries by COVID-19 outside of China and where Novocall is based, stimulus packages have been rolled out to support the predicted impact on the economy, and soften the impact on people's livelihoods. Jing Jie adds "we wanted to help in our own small way, using the resources we have. Not only do we wish to show our support for healthcare workers, we want to contribute economically as well. As a business that supports global sales and marketing operations, our business is intrinsically tied to the health of the global economy. We want all countries affected, not just Singapore, to pull through. We're hopeful that with the tireless service of the front-liners and the efforts from the government—plus additional support from businesses like ours—we will.

Healthcare providers from any of the 26 affected countries today can register to use Novocall's software free for a year, regularly charged at a list price of US$149 monthly and US$1,428 annually. Healthcare providers with a website can plug Novocall's software to enable a call and messaging widget that will additionally give them insights into their visitors' behaviours on their page, and allow for would-be patients to call for care, with just click.

For additional information, and to register, read novocall.co/call-for-care

About Novocall

Novocall is a B2B Software-as-a-service (SaaS) company based in Singapore. Founded in January 2018, Novocall supports businesses from more than 2,000 businesses across 42 countries. Novocall's platform helps businesses schedule and automate their sales and marketing call processes, reducing manual work when scheduling conversations with business prospects. It is one of the highest rated callback software on platforms like Product Hunt and Capterra.

Novocall recently concluded a seed funding round, raising a considerable amount (to be announced soon) from venture capital firm 500 Startups and angel investors from Exabytes.

Additional Resources

Novocall website: novocall.co
Call for care logo: bit.ly/callforcarelogo
More promotional collaterals: bit.ly/callforcaredownloads
List of supported countries: bit.ly/callforcarecountries

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20200217/2721936-1

SOURCE Novocall