Telemedicine

Telemedicine

The project aims to equip Basic Health Units with Tele-diagnosis equipment in order to link patients visiting these basic facilities with senior consultants at district hospitals.

Project Features

  • Equipping BHUs with Tele-diagnosis equipment capable of conducting 17 primary tests
  • Training available paramedics or Lady Health Workers (LHWs) at BHUs in the use the equipment
  • Connecting patients with consultants in real time over video call
  • Enabling consultants to review test results immediately
  • Storing patient information in order to identify disease patterns for predicting staff and medicine requirements

About the Equipment

The Tele medicine equipment is solar powered and uses GPRS technology to connect patients with consultants at district hospitals. It is particularly useful as an MNCH intervention as it can conduct almost all initial, per-natal tests including ultrasound.

Intended Impact

The intervention aims at delivering services to 60,000 patients in district Sheikhupura. It is expected to increase anti-natal care follow-up by 15%, live births by 15% and general patients  inflow rate at BHUs by 10%.

Implementing Partner

District Government, Sheikhupura is implementing the project with the District Coordination Officer (DCO) acting as project director. The Policy and Strategic Planning Unit has demonstrated a strong interest in the project