A new health system launched by the community of Saint Egidio called telemedicine, is
expected to improve health service delivery in the country.
The system provides for an interactive mode of communication between local and
international health personnel enabling sharing of health information on diagnosing and
treatment of various diseases.
The system is expected to facilitate for timely treatment of patients as health personnel
will have a prompt communication medium for diagnosis of diseases, mainly those
which they are not familiar with.
In an interview on Tuesday on the sidelines of a workshop unveiling the new system,
Dream Africa coordinator Paola Germano, described the system as playing a key role in
how the medical professionals will now be handling treatment of patients in the country.
"Through communicating with fellow doctors from other countries by way of messages,
when they are unfamiliar with a disease, doctors will be able to find diagnosis as they
will easily get information from fellow doctors and it will help a lot," she said.
In a separate interview, chief director of health services in the Ministry of Health, Beston
Chitsamile, described the new system as a positive step towards helping patients.
He said the system will simplify work of health personnel as they will not spend time in
analysing difficult conditions when they will simply rather get information from fellow