NCRHA expands its Tele-medicine Program


    The NCRHA says it has expanded its Tele-medicine Program to reach more than 1,000 patients every week.

    The program was initially adopted in February in the early days of the current pandemic.

    General Manager of Primary Care Services, Dr. Abdul Hamid said primary care doctors would call patients prior to their clinic dates to identify those with uncontrolled diabetes or compromised immune systems.

    Dr Hamid said the pilot was initially launched at the Arima Enhanced Health Facility and has since been expanded to other Chronic Diseases Clinics at all NCRHA’s Health Centers and primary healthcare facilities.

    He said the authority has also developed a system where patients who need to renew their prescriptions can send a relative with their clinic and identification card to collect their medication from the pharmacy.