Health Department, USAID join hands for digitalization
ISLAMABAD: The Special Secretary, Health Department, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Dr Syed Farooq Jamil has said that they highly appreciated the USAID’s technological support for digitalization of health sector and automation of public health supply chain systems in the province whereas the support had been pivotal to ensure commodity security and improve the healthcare service delivery.
He expressed these views at a training on D-Talk & Insulin for Life Program, concluded at a local hotel in Islamabad here on Wednesday. The training was attended by officials from the D-Talk & Insulin for Life Program of the Health Department, KP. 23 participants from 18 districts of the province were trained on the occasion.
Speaking to the participants, the Director General Health Services, KP Dr Niaz Muhammad said that they highly valued the strategic partnership between the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the USAID for supply chain systems’ strengthening for non-communicable diseases.
The Project Director, D-Talk and Insulin for Life Program, Dr A H Aamir stated that the D-Talk system would ensure that medicine reach the patients helping in controlling diabetes related morbidities and also overcoming the burden on tertiary healthcare system, adding that D-Talk would also help in maintaining stocks and generating alerts and multiple reports for efficient management and improving services.
The Country Director, USAID Global Health Supply Chain Program, Dr Muhammad Tariq said that the USAID was supporting the digital governance agenda of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department which was also aligned with the President’s most recent Ordinance on Health Data Center established at the NIH, adding that the new application would help the Health Department in registration of insulin dependent patients at public sector hospitals.