Taaleem Foundation Health initiative launched the first e-Clinic of Pakistan in Quetta on 20th April 2015. Mr Rehmat Saleh Baloch, Provincial Minister for Health inaugurated the facility as Chief Guest. Mr Noor-ul-Haq Baloch, Provincial Health Secretary also graced the occasion. Dr Fareed Sumalani, Program Manager Provincial AIDS Control Program and Dr Q (UK based cosmetic surgeon & physician) also attended the ceremony.
The facility provides technology-enabled EMR (Electronic Medical Record) for each patient along with clinical decision support system, leading to differential diagnosis and suggestive prescription, using specially designed electronic gadgets. Live data is shared with the doctors online for interaction with patient, using video collaborative network. Upon confirmation by the doctors the patient are either dispensed with the medicines or referred to the specialist consultants for advanced investigation and treatment.
e-Clinic solution is supported by the u-Health kit, developed and deployed by NexSource. Mr Nazir Ahmad Vaid from NexSource trained the TFHI team on the use of these gadgets and briefed the Minister about its technical parameters and operational layout.
e-Clinic acknowledges the back-end doctoral services from the Rural Tele Medicine Centre of Kawish Welfare Trust, housed at the Gulab Devi Hospital Lahore. Negotiations are at advanced stage with some hospitals and doctors both at home and abroad for adequate medical consultation services round the clock.
e-Clinic is privileged to have linked up with Medibank facility for provision of medicines free of cost to the poor communities. ‘Taaleem Foundation Health Initiative’ owes special thanks to Javed Nisar Syed for his philanthropic endeavor of providing free medicines through Medibank for the deserving communities.