New Covid-19 Connect App to save Ghanaian patients
Ghanaians who have tested positive for the deadly disease Coronavirus can now seek the necessary medical care digitally using the new Covid-19 Connect App.
Introduced by the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) in partnership with a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare in Africa, PharmAccess Foundation, the new service app which is being touted as the game changer in battling the deadly pandemic in Ghana is expected to offer individuals a range of services, including care management and monitoring of patients after a successful download from play store and app store.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC), Dr. Darious Osei, the newly introduced app into the Ghanaian Healthcare sector will greatly assist health workers to provide adequate care for their patients.
Residents of Ghana's capital city Accra, which is currently the leading epicenter with a total number of 1,347 confirmed Coronavirus cases, will have the first hand opportunity to patronize the services of the new Covid-19 Connect App before it is made available to other regions in the country.
The country Director for PharmAccess Foundation, Dr. Maxwell Antwi, noted during his remarks at the launch of the new app in Accra, that through the digital services offered by the Covid-19 connect App, patients are directly connected to a dedicated health care team, including medical specialists and consultants who will remotely monitor their symptoms and provide medical support and services.
"And if need be, seamlessly connect you to expert psychological counselling and testing for Covid-19 and Hospital Management," he said.