To tackle the health care challenge in the far-flung areas of the country, the government of Pakistan is working towards establishing e-healthcare facilities.
Syed Ismail Shah, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in an interview with The Nation shared that this movement has already been started by not just public but also the private sector.
Various virtual clinics, especially for the female patients, are being set up across the country
These facilities will provide help via the internet, video conferencing systems and mobile phones. Many times, people just because they don’t have access to any medical facility, die of a curable disease which is in itself a tragedy as it was a preventable death.
Although the idea of e-healthcare is a noble one it is yet to be seen how the government will implement it as we are still waiting for any miracle project that can help the child mortality rate in Thar and many other areas of Pakistan.
PTA is also reportedly assisting various entrepreneurs that are working on the same lines to provide e-healthcare to the citizens
There are many unsung heroes that are working towards the betterment of Pakistani citizens by employing digital solutions. let’s see whether the e-healthcare plan will learn from them or become another run of the mill government program.