Tacloban City Pioneers Mobile eHealth Center in Leyte
Tacloban City – The Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) and its private sector partners Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and the Makati Medical Center Foundation (MMCF) unveil pioneering units of e-health facilities at Brgy. 67 Anibong, Tacloban City last February 16, 2016. Its primary purpose is to offer the typhoon victims free check-up, consultation and diagnosis for early treatment of illnesses.
As the lead partner, PDRF President Rene S. Meily emphasized that this endeavor is a collaboration with HP’s cloud-based information systems, Smart’s connectivity services, and MMCF’s group of brilliant physicians and medical specialists.
“The availability of quality healthcare is an important part of the whole rebuilding process, and is definitely instrumental in ensuring the overall resilience of these disaster-prone communities. This is the beginning of change in Tacloban. All over the world, there is nothing like this except in India. Free consultations from the best doctors in the country. Thank you to all our partners, any of this would not be possible without them – HP, Smart, MMCF, City Government of Tacloban and the Barangay Chairman, Thank you.”
This eHealth Center works even without a doctor on duty. The nurses will attend to the patients, and once the consultation is done, they have TV monitors to communicate with the doctors at Makati Medical Center for final diagnosis. Interested are encouraged to proceed to the eHealth Center in Anibong for ID registration. (JESSEL O. QUITORIO)
(Photo grabbed from interaksyon.com of TV5)