On 17th April 2019, the WHO (World Health Organization) released its guidelines for digital health interventions. These guidelines contain major recommendations that basically concentrate on implementing suitable digital technology. The main purpose of such technology is to achieve the goal of UHC (Universal Health Coverage).
The recommendations analyze the processes and methods used in eHealth. Tablets or mobile phones are helpful to collect data on births, stocks, death, and medical supplies.
Telemedicine, a process of using ICT to deliver medical services on remote locations, helps in monitoring, diagnosis, and therapy of patients. It also offers remote training to medical healthcare workers in rural areas.
This digital software can monitor the patient’s health status remotely. It uses algorithms to aid a health worker diagnose and makes a treatment plan for a patient.
The Northeastern states have major problems with healthcare delivery. A maximum number of population lives in the mountains, hilly terrain which is not easily accessible.
Poor road infrastructure is one of the major difficulties in healthcare delivery.
To overcome the problem of accessibility, Northeastern state governments are trying to explore such new technologies.
The telemedicine programme basically aims to provide consultation through a video call with surgeons in rural areas.
In the coming days, a start-up named ‘Zipline’ aims to engage with the state governments of northeastern areas. Zipline discuss with the officials about the potential of using drones to offer medicines, vaccines, blood components to remote areas.
As per the report, the influential factor of Zipline has been incredible in Rwanda and its services are under construction in Madhya Pradesh.
This health technology playing a significant role in the major cause of disease and death in the Northeast. Diseases like colonic infectious diseases among children, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis among stroke and adults.