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PDI advocates telehealth services in northern communities

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Pre Diagnosis International (PDI), has pushed for the adoption of innovative telehealth among the country’s vulnerable communities. Photo: CIGN

A firm, Pre Diagnosis International (PDI), has pushed for the adoption of innovative telehealth among the country’s vulnerable communities experiencing limited access to healthcare due to the rise in insecurity, especially in the north.

Telehealth is the provision of health-related services via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. It allows long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions.

The company announced the first of such moves for the North Central and North Western parts of the country with the unveiling of PDI 24/7 Doctors’ Hotline and the PDI Telehealth App, which is designed to serve needs of northerners in Hausa language.

According to the Managing Director of PDI, Dr John Iguve, the firm’s foray into Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna and Abuja is in furtherance of its determination to meet the target of delivering efficient and affordable modern healthcare to 20 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians between 2020 and 2030.

Iguve explained that the four cities were selected for the pilot scheme of the PDI 20-2030 Reach, Rescue and Fortify project after the successes recorded in the South West area over the last two years.


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