Telehealth also called Telemedicine is a method of obtaining health care remotely utilizing technology. The format of a Telehealth visit can be via telephone or via video from a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
So instead of a physical visit to a health facility for a non-emergency health concern, a person can reach out to the telehealth platform for a consultation.
A video visit allows the use of a mobile or desktop device to speak with a doctor through a video connection for various non-emergencies.
Another role of Telehealth is in eConsults, where a doctor can consult with another doctor or specialist by utilizing technology to share medical records.
In 2020, the global pandemic created a demand for Telehealth consults, which resulted in an overnight boost in this field.
Many Hospitals in Nigeria offer Telehealth services as a convenience to people who cannot easily access care due to transportation or other logistics challenges.
Here is a list of Healthcare and specialist facilities in Nigeria that offer Telehealth/Telemedicine services. To update this listing, kindly complete the survey.
- South Shore Women’s and Children’s Hospital Provides Obstetric and Gynecology services and Paediatric services 24/7
- Kidney Solutions Provides kidney, dialysis, and transplant care services.
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