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Telehealth platform to help patients in the west

June 17, 2021 2:44 pm

Chronic patients in the West are now able to consult a physician and organize delivery of their medication from the comfort of their homes.

This follows the development and implementation of a Telehealth Platform where patients will be assisted in terms of medical checkups, and medication drop offs.

Patients can access this service by calling Telehealth Services on the short code 165.

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Telehealth doctors also make referrals to other relevant services as and when needed.

The Telehealth platform is supported by Digicel and the initial cost of $28,000 was provided by the British High Commission.

It is being facilitated by non-government organisation, Foundation for Rural Integrated Enterprises & Development [FRIEND].

Around 800 patients have been supported under the project so far.

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