Ncell has launched the telemedicine and health information program in collaboration with Dhulikhel Hospital under its corporate social responsibility.
Chief Executive Officer of Ncell Andy Chong has handed over telemedicine equipment to four health centers operating under Dhulikhel Hospital on March 27.
On the same day, the administrative director of Chong and Dhulikhel Hospital, Dr. Ramesh Makaju also inaugurated the Ncell-Dhulikhel Hospital Telemedicine and Health Care Information Center established at Dhulikhel Hospital.
The objective of this program is to provide quality health care to the rural and remote communities deprived of services by adopting technology and data based health care methods.
Under this initiative, Ncell is constructing and handing over the necessary connectivity infrastructure for telemedicine equipment and service delivery to the health centers run by Dhulikhel Hospital in rural areas.
Dhulikhel Hospital is providing human resources such as doctors and consultants and other necessary assistance for the operation of the program. The hospital will also conduct periodic trainings and monitoring to run the program successfully.
In the first phase, the program will be conducted through the community health centers at Manekhark in Sindhupalchowk, Dorpu, Thangsin in Nuwakot, and Bolde in Kavrepalanchok. These centers serve a total community of more than 15,000 households.
After the program comes into operation, the locals will get treatment services for chronic diseases, non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases and other diseases. Ncell plans to implement the program in 20 or more health centers in the next four years.
Expressing his enthusiasm about the program, Ncell’s Chief Executive Officer Chong said, “The health sector is a top priority in our business and social responsibility. We are proud to collaborate with Dhulikhel Hospital for this program which can not only provide quality services to the communities deprived of health services but also save their lives immediately.
This collaboration is multifaceted because it is in line with our aspiration to reduce the digital divide. We hope that the health care centers will save the lives of the local community by facilitating their access to quality services as well as contribute to saving their resources and time. ”
Administrative Director of Dhulikhel Hospital Dr. Ramesh Makaju said, “The inauguration of this Ncell-Dhulikhel Hospital Telemedicine and Healthcare Information Center is a great achievement to provide quality healthcare remotely through the use of technology.
This is the first and new program of its kind as the project also includes the Personalized Health Program (PHP). We are very pleased that Ncell has cooperated with an open heart as part of its corporate social responsibility. We are excited to provide telemedicine equipment to our health centers as soon as possible. ”
Under PHP, the locals of the community areas where the program is conducted will get personalized health services for which the community health centers will conduct regular health check-ups of the local people and provide necessary health treatment in a timely manner.
Ncell had signed an agreement with Dhulikhel Hospital in July 2076 to run telemedicine and health informatics programs. Under this program, the objective is to provide quality health care to rural and remote communities by adopting the method of providing health services based on technology and data.