Rwanda: Telemedicine Project On Track Year After Plan Was Hatched

Monday, January 14, 2013

A year ago plans to connect Rwandan hospitals through telemedicine – the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide distant clinical healthcare – were announced.

According to the plan, district hospitals across the country would start using the technology to treat patients without doctors necessarily meeting them physically. The technology, which helps improve access to medical services that would otherwise not be available especially in rural areas, was expected to link the health facilities across the country, with the national referral hospitals.

But almost 12 months after the project was announced, it is yet to start operating.

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