The National Communications Commission (NCC) has launched Smart Clinic technology at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi (ATBUTH) to simplify patients’ access to healthcare services at the facility.
The Smart Clinic was designed to revolutionise the process of providing healthcare services at the hospital, thereby making it more efficient, faster and accurate.
Executive Vice-Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Garba Danbatta said this during the launching of the technology in Bauchi on Thursday.
“Prime E-Health Hub is one of the recipients of the Nigerian Communications Commission grant aimed at facilitating funding for Startup Ecosystem.
“The grant was provided by the Commission to provide Smart Clinic to facilitate appointments and payment of bills to reduce queues in hospitals.
“The Smart Clinic has been deployed in Teaching Hospitals in each of the six geopolitical zones,” he said.
Professor Danbatta who was represented by Ali Sa’idu National Commissioner with NCC, said Bauchi Teaching Hospital was selected from the Northeast subregion.
“In our effort to ensure widespread availability and usage of Information and Communication Technologies, we have developed other intervention programs and projects across the country for the socio-economic development of our dear nation,” he said
Responding, the Chief Medical Doctor of ATBUTH, Professor Yusuf Jibrin Bara said the technology will be adequately deployed to solve access to healthcare challenges of patients at the Hospital.
“Today, ATBU Teaching Hospital with the support of the Federal Ministry of Health and the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy is going to be formally launched,” he said.