Some Hospitals in Ghana to go paperless by end of 2019 – Akufo-Addo

President AKufo-Addo has indicated that some hospitals across the country are to go  paperless as part of efforts it administration to improve Healthcare delivery in the country.

 

 

“We are also leveraging the use of technology with some of our healthcare facilities going paperless before the end of the year. Ghana has also deployed an electronic platform for logistics management information systems for the distribution of drug and non-drug commodities in the country.”

 

 

The President made the disclosure during an address at the launch of the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Wellbeing on the sidelines of the ongoing UN General Assembly Meeting in New York.

 

 

In addition, the President mentioned some significant strides his administration has made in improving health delivery in Ghana.

 

 

According to the President, his administration has revived the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to make it accessible to all and the introduction of the world’s largest medical drone delivery facility.

 

 

“In the area of sustainable financing, we have revived our National Health Insurance Scheme, which, for a minimum subscription, guarantees access to a wide array of healthcare services. We have also launched the world’s largest medical drone delivery service to some 15 health facilities as part of the first phase of the service,” the president added.

 

 

However, the President did not mention the specific hospitals to go paperless by the end of the year.

 

 

The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Wellbeing which countries such as Ghana has committed to is focused on seven major themes which are common challenges faced by other countries and UN agencies are resourced to help them address.

 

They are;

1) Primary health care

 

2) Sustainable health financing

 

3) Community and civil society engagement

 

4) Determinants of health

 

5) Innovative programming in fragile and vulnerable settings and for disease outbreak responses

 

6) Research and development, innovation and access

 

7) Data and digital health. They will also work together to advance gender equality and support the delivery of global public goods