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Telemedicine Services in Ghana
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Telemedicine Services in Ghana

The Apollo Group of Hospitals (India) and the Country Group of Hospitals (Kumasi, Ghana) together launched, on 8th November 2013, telemedicine facility at the Abenkyiman Hospital at Anhwiankwanta in the Bekwai Municipality. Telemedicine, by which the best healthcare is brought to everybody through the expertise of highly qualified Doctors through the use of telecommunication and information technology, provides clinical health care from a distance and can improve access to medical services that would not ofen not be consistently available in distant rural communities. It is also used to save lives in critical care and emergency situations.
 
Apollo Hospitals (India) is the largest telemedicine provider in India with 71 centres. The partnership, initiated by Dr. Kwame Antwi, Chief Executive Officer of Country Hospitals, is aimed at exploiting the clinical excellence of the Indian counterparts. A group of nine medical experts from the Apollo Hospitals (India), led by Dr. K. Hari Prasad, Chief Executive of Apollo Hospitals, visited Ghana recently for doing feasibility studies towards establishing a referral centre in telemedicine.

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