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Galaxy Backbone Avails 2 Teaching Hospitals Internet Connectivity for e-Health Services

The Galaxy Backbone (GBB) Ltd of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has provided internet connectivity for e-health services at Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe and Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBU), Bauchi.

The Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of the Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Aliyu Musa, said at the 101st regular meeting of Chief Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Hospitals in Nigeria in Yola, Adamawa State, that one of the pillars of the National Digital Economy Policy & Strategy (NDEPS 2020 – 2030) is a development of digital infrastructure.

“The NDEPS has been developed in line with the Presidential directives to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami,” Aliyu Musa explained, adding that the new service guarantees efficiency in healthcare delivery and facilitates easy payment and data security for patients and hospitals.

He said the service ensures patients spend less time at hospital as it provides easy access to patient records and facilitates virtual consultation.

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The CMD of ATBUTH Bauchi, Prof. Jibrin Yusuf, confirmed that the services of the hospital have been optimised with speed and connectivity as a result of improvement rendered by GBB’s fibre infrastructure.

“The coming of Galaxy Backbone to our hospital has changed the way we see our patients in terms of accessing service, making appointments, and seamless payment in addition to secured data for confidentiality,” Professor Jibrin said.

Also speaking, Dr. Pokop Bupwatda, the CMD of University of Jos Teaching Hospital, expressed need for the services of Galaxy Backbone in hospitals.

“I have testimony of Galaxy Backbone services especially in terms of internet connectity and getting data secured. The technology now is making life easy for patients and staff themselves,” Bupwatda said.