A doctor communicating with a patient via telemedicine.

Telemedicine Has Improved Nigerian Healthcare Services

According to Prof. Jesse Abiodun Otegbayo, the Chief Medical Director of University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan, the invention of telemedicine has helped the delivery of healthcare in the country.

Yesterday, Prof. Otegbayo stated this while hosting the crew of Ohealth in his office and said that telemedicine is good to utilise in saving healthcare and should be encouraged.

The UCH CMD reiterated that there were lots of advantages to telemedicine and stated: “It creates room for scheduling appointments for the patients at their convenience instead of staying for hours unattended to. Also, on your App, there is room to recommend laboratories to the patients and the result can be sent to the doctor and the patient is taken care of.

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“It has been a wonderful experience and I believe that it is the way to go and it will continue to get better. I have known about telemedicine for a while and I saw how it works very well outside the country, not just for consultation but for training health personnel.”

The medical expert, however, added: “As we continue to develop in our information technology, we can work through that level where we can train, treat and research. These are the major functions of telemedicine. With 60 percent of Nigerians with mobile phones and Internet capabilities, your App will help a lot and the cost is very affordable.”

He wished the inventor of the online health company, Dr. Temitope Farombi, a neurologist and a consultant with UCH, well on the second anniversary of Ohealth and many more years of advancements.