The clinical departments of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Kano has introduced telemedicine to provide clinical services to patients during the ongoing lockdown, occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This was disclosed by the hospital’s Spokesperson, Mrs Hauwa Muhammed, in a statement on Monday in Kano.
According to Muhammed, patients for follow-ups, rather than emergencies, are expected to call their respective specialist-doctors and explain their health problems.
She said that based on the complaints, prescriptions would be made for them by the doctors through text messages.
Muhammed added that recommendations and suggestions on way forward regarding each of the cases would also be made.
She, however, advised the patients to go straight to their problems to enable the doctors understand their conditions and make appropriate prescriptions.
AKTH has introduced telemedicine in many of its clinical departments in order to decongest and ease access to patients during the lockdown period.