E-Ilaj, the first online treatment facility of KPK has been launched by KPK government. The aim of E-Ilaj is to provide specialized healthcare facilities in remote areas.
As per Tribune, the experimental project was introduced in Bilahi area of district Mansehra. It was in collaboration with K-P Information Technology Board. The aim of this project to reduce the burden on tertiary health care hospitals.
As per Shahram Khan Tarakai, the health minister, this project will be further extended to more districts in future. The reason for launching this project as per few officials is that the government was not able to post specialized, experienced doctors at each and every health unit in KPK.
Tarakai said that many people had to travel all the way from their hilly area to the commercial areas in search of specialized doctors and better health facilities.
High-speed internet connectivity will be used to connect experienced doctors with these centers. Staff will be assigned positions in the center to help patients connect with the doctors in Peshawar.
Tarakai informed, “This center will offer services for patients with cardiac problems, mother and child health, skin, and ENT besides other issues on the spot where five specialized doctors will be offer services under one roof.”
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The timings of doctor’s availability will be from 9 am to 2 pm.
He further said, “There is a dire need for health care services in far-flung areas and it does not make sense for residents having to travel all the way to Mansehra to do so. Once the project achieves its goals in this area, it will be expanded further to other parts of the province as well.”
The center will also have a diagnostic laboratory as well as an electrocardiogram (ECG) for cardiac patients.