Implementation

13
Oct

Jaroka Tele-healthcare in rural Mardan

Jaroka Tele-healthcare in rural Mardan

Jaroka Tele-healthcare is successfully implemented at the UM Healthcare Medical Facility at the Village Zahidabad, in rural Mardan District, KPK Province of Pakistan. The facility is equip with high-speed Internet access, provided and supported by Cybernet, a national leading ISP. The basic statistics of Mardan district are a quite alarming. There are only two District Hospitals and only 50 BHUs off which almost 50% are non-operational (source UNFPA). To make matters worse, the maternal mortality ratio is much higher in Mardan District than the national average.  In order to provide quality healthcare to poorest of the poor, Jaroka Tele-healthcare connects specialist medical doctors from US, UK, NUS

13
Oct

Telemedicine pilot project in rural Skardu

Telemedicine pilot project in rural Skardu

In 2006, Our team had successfully launched Pakistan’ first successful Telemedicine pilot project which connected patients in a rural Skardu (remote region), Pakistan with International specialist in Boston USA.  We initiated this pilot project in order to study and test the prospects of managing a remote telemedicine center. This project was initiated in close collaboration with AAPNA, COMSATS and Stanford University’s Digital Vision Program.  The pilot test in the remote region was extremely successful and provided a valuable opportunity to gain immense knowledge of the operations.  It also helped us further evolve our project to become more effective in providing health care services remotely. We tested our project focused on Dermatology related issues as 77.28%  of Skardu population is suffering from these problems and there were no dermatology specialists in this area. Also we observed that dermatology is more suited to be extended via tele-medicine services as it is more visual.