CAIRO: The Ministry of Health announced Sunday it will begin incorporating video teleconferencing to provide clinical health care in remote and rural governorates.
The adoption of this technology is part of a cooperation protocol between both the ministries of health and telecommunications to develop the health system in Egypt.
Clinics in the Western Desert, El-Wadi el-Gadid in the southwest and in Upper Egypt’s Nubia are expected to benefit from the new technology, as they currently have a limited number of medical consultants available locally.
The to-be-activated technology will enable patients to have access to medical services and advice by specialists in urban centers.
The mechanism, described the Health Minister Adel El-Adawy as “thinking outside the box,” will not confine consultant services to offices, and allow doctors to remotely examine patients through their tablets.
Additional reporting by Waleed Abdel Salam