APA-Kampala (Uganda) Uganda’s ministry of Health has launched a project to equip health centers across the country with techno-labs that will facilitate diagnosis and prescription of treatment for patients without them coming physically to the health facilities.
The project under the Uganda Communication Development Fund (UCDF) of the Uganda Communications Commission will see health centers across the country fitted with computers, digital cameras, scanners and other gadgets to allow doctors to diagnose and prescribe treatment to patients in other health centers.
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Mr. Bob Lyazi, the manager of the UCDF project said on Friday that the telemedicine project will help to improve health service delivery in Uganda by allowing the effective utilization of the available health specialists who will diagnose and prescribe for patients online.
Lyazi added that the government was planning to install the telemedicine facility in different health centers across the country.
The Information and Communication Technology minister Dr. Ham Mulira who launched the telemedicine project on Friday said the government will continue to use information and communication technologies to better the lives of Ugandans.
Mulira revealed that with the telemedicine facility available in many health centers across the country, Ugandan patients with ailments for which treatment was not possible locally will be able to receive diagnosis and treatment prescription from foreign doctors.
Source: Cellular News.