Jamaicans can now access reliable healthcare at a distance using the latest in Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
This is through the Doctor on Call application (app), which allows patients to consult with their doctors and obtain diagnosis through videoconferencing.
The app was launched by Physician and Head of the School of Health and Health Technology of the University of Technology, Professor Winston Davidson, and his business partner, Sanjeev Kumar Rangaiah, at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston on June 21.
Science, Energy and Technology Minister, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, commended the innovators of the “game-changing” app, noting that it represents a paradigm shift in the way patients access healthcare services.
“So many of our people are plagued by their inability to access top-quality healthcare because of distance, cost and a variety of other impediments, but this (represents) a whole new set of possibilities and treatment options,” he said.