See Interview with District Coordinator Officer Kiran Khursheed
Stephen Shaya, M.D.
EVP, Corporate Development, Innovation, and Growth
J & B
(248) 896-6201, ext. 204
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HEALTH CARE SOLUTIONS AND HNC Virtual Solutions (J & B MEDICAL COMPANIES) PROVIDE REVOLUTIONARY TELEMEDICINE PROGRAM TO COUNTRY OF PAKISTAN
(Wixom, MI – February 8, 2016) – Health Care Solutions and HNC Virtual Solutions (J & B Companies) in partnership with District Government Sheikhupura and under the sponsorship of Department for International Development (“DFID”) funded Sub National Governance Program (“SNG”), launch revolutionary Telemedicine Project.
The Project is aimed at uplifting the Basic Health Centers (“BHU”) and installing the latest and state of the art system at BHU’s. This enables the paramedical staff to conduct various diagnostic tests like ECG, Ultrasound, Spirometer and many others and enable the doctors to view the same in real time in a virtual clinic environment. so as to provide the best health care right at the door step of the people thereby saving them time and travel to the district hospital.
Stephen Shaya, M.D. of J & B commented on the significance of this effort. “This project will revolutionize the delivery of care globally. Countries will be able to offer access to care to the poor and indigent at a fraction of the cost to build traditional health care infrastructure by leveraging technology. In the next two years, we will be able to provide access to care to millions of people around the world. Health care is not a privilege. It is a right. By using this innovative approach, we can make this lofty goal a reality for millions around the world.”
Dr. Shaya quoted Leo Buscaglia, “It’s not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of person kind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.”
District Coordinator Officer (“DCO”), Ms. Kiran Khursheed (see interview above) along with Mr Hamad Sheikh (Head SNG) along with other dignitaries from Directorate General Health Punjab inaugurated ‘Tele-medicine’ at Sheikhupura on 4th January, 2016. the project is aimed to reduce maternal and child mortality rates, increase the rate of live births and antenatal follow-ups and boost the general patient flow at Basic Health Centers (“BHU”). 6 Basic Health Centers have been provided with equipment which allows patients to access specialist care without the hassle of travelling to Tehsil Headquarter Hospital (“THQ”) or District Head quarter (“DHQ”) hospitals or bearing the expense of private health care. The pilot project has been funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (“DFID”) under the SNG Programs District Delivery Challenge Fund and will provide specialist care to 60,000 people of the area.
Health Department and Planning & Development Departments of the Government of Punjab, the Chief Minister’s Road Map Team on Health, Punjab Health & Nutrition Program and the EVA-BHN Program were also involved in the selection of the project which aims to improve service delivery particularly to women and the marginalized groups.
About HNC Virtual Solutions and Health Care Solutions
HNC Virtual Solutions and Health Care Solutions are members of the J&B Medical Supply family of companies. HNC is a fast-paced, highly-focused telehealth product and solution provider based in Wixom, MI. HNC’ s mission as a telemedicine solutions company is to overcome traditional healthcare delivery challenges through a forward thinking innovative virtual clinic approach by providing clients with a clinical grade all-in-one, user-friendly telemedicine and telehealth platform. Various VideoDoc\u00ae®TM solutions are designed to deliver substantial savings in healthcare costs for patients, measurable improvements in patient outcomes, expanded physician specialist availability, and significant reductions in time, travel and expense. HNC Virtual Solutions telemedicine solution offers a unique combination of HIPAA and HITECH compliant video consultations, virtual house calls, FDA approved peripherals, triage and rounds, combined with the ability to take, store and retrieve patient vitals from anywhere to anywhere throughout the world. Health Care Solutions is J & B’s company which pursues international opportunities.
About Department for International Development
The Department for International Development (“DFID”) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. They end the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. The Department for International Development (“DFID”) was set up in 1997. DFID employs around 2,700 staff who work in offices in London, East Kilbride and globally.