Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security Supa Mandiwanzira has said that the government is trialling a telemedicine programme in Manicaland. The programme allows specialists based at the country’s major hospitals to assist patients in remote areas. Speaking at the official opening of a Community Information Centre and Training Facility last week Mandiwanzira said,
I’m glad to inform you that Manicaland Province has also benefitted from a telemedicine pilot project which is jointly being funded by the Universal Services Fund (USF) run by Potraz and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
The aim of this project is to provide specialist healthcare services to rural health centres from specialist doctors stationed at Nyanga and Mutambara district hospitals, Mutare Provincial Hospital and Parirenyatwa using a state-of-the-art ICT platform. The key stakeholders in this project are the ministry of ICT and Cyber Security, Potraz and the Ministry of Health and Child Care.
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