As a way of making health care service accessible to more Nigerians, the Federal Government has launched a digital health care service known as the
E- Health governance platform in the country.
The Minister of Health, Professor Issac Adewole launched the E- health Governance, Thursday in Abuja.
Speaking to newsmen, Adewole said that the move by government is
meant to lessen time spent on seeking health services as well as to ensure that Nigerians are able to seek health services from any part of the country.
“We look forward to the day we will have an E-Card, just like a bank card and you can see whatever your medical records are on it.
We shouldn’t be looking for case notes. In the UK, digitizing information Technology in hospital management started as far back as 1985; there’s actually no reason why in 2016, 30 years after, we are not where we ought to be’’, the minister said.
He further noted that there are incidences where some case notes could go missing from their stores, adding that computing could be more reliable archives where individual’s health history could be stored.
He emphasised that E-health platform could be useful in aspect of information and idea sharing between doctors, including keeping of accurate documents for the country for appropriate international reference and plans.
Minister of Communications, Barr, Abdur-raheem Shittu present at the occasion said that the initiative was meant to “accelerate efforts to improve health outcomes and strengthen the health system by leveraging on greater access and use of mobile and related information and communication technologies.”

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