In rural areas, the clinics and hospitals that exist can only provide "1st level" care, that is, basic consults from doctors that require little equipment and no specialist. Whenever a patient needs a more complex exam or the opinion of a specialist, they have to go to the Manizales, which takes time and can end up being very costly.
What about implementing a system that would use information technology, for example under the form of a computer program, to transfer patient's information directly to the appropriate specialist. It would be equipped with the necessary tools for taking pictures, analysing blood and blood pressure, and the computer programs that would guide the user (be it a nurse, or a doctor) through the examination process required for each type of specialist.
This would allow for quicker identification of possible health issues, and eliminate often useless travels to the city and consults.