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After having a hands on experience of working in telemedicine for around 20 years now both in Pakistan as well as globally, I am convinced that this solution, which is needs based, offers a meaningful value proposition and has a strong potential to address & solve the healthcare problems which we face especially in the rural areas. It is focused around the patient and not around technology hence ensuring the success of any Telemedicine solution.
The team of Sehet Kahani not only has the relevant expertise, experience & conviction which is required for making such projects successful & sustainable, they also possess state of the art technology allowing a seamless & patient-centric teleconsultation process.
Pakistan with a population of 220 million, rural-urban disparity, lack of healthcare professionals & facilities, poor quality of care, and other challenges need such an integrated and unique solution which leverages upon the huge resource of female Physicians who not only possess the required training & expertise but also the zeal & passion to contribute while enjoying the luxury of remaining at home and taking care of their families. This concept of connecting professionals without having them to leave their homes will play a major role in the sustainability of this solution.
I have launched quite a few Telemedicine projects and Digital Health initiatives both locally as well as globally and hence can confidently endorse this idea of Sehat Kahani which has most of the ingredients for a successful & sustainable patient-centric Telemedicine solution.
I wish Dr. Sara and her team all the best and hope that their solution will alleviate some of the misery of our patients in Pakistan.
Dr. Zakiuddin Ahmed
Past President, eHealth Association of Pakistan
President, Healthcare Quality & Safety Association of Pakistan
Program Director, Digital Health, King Saud University, Ryadh
Project Director, Riphah Institute of Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety
President, Healthcare Paradigm
Director, Digital Health, Pharmevo
Secretary, Health Research Advisory Board
CEO, Digital Care
www.drzaki.org