Family health hospital launches its telemedicine program


The Family Health Group, comprising of the Family Health Hospital, the Family Health Medical School and the Family Health Nursing and Midwifery School, in collaboration with the Apollo Hospitals in India and Airtel Ghana successfully launched its Telemedicine Centre earlier this month.

The Family Health Group has initiated this innovative project to help medical students, postgraduate doctors and the Family Health patients. It will also facilitate supervision of Family Health Medical School students during their clinical practice. Teaching files will also be made available in many forms including web casts of lectures, daily presentations of cases and educational conferences.

 The computerised medical database also allows health professionals of the Family Health Hospital to collaborate with health professionals from overseas when cases are particularly critical whilst eliminating the necessity for patients to travel outside the country for medical attention.

 In attendance were the Honourable Minister of Education, Professor Jane Naana Opoku Agyeman, who was the special guest of honour, the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, who served as the chairperson for the occasion, the Chief of the Army Staff, Maj. Gen. O.B Akwa and representatives from the Apollo Hospitals in India and Airtel Ghana.

The Minister in her speech took the opportunity to commend the President of the Family Health Medical School, Ghana’s Premier Private Medical School, Professor E. Y Kwawukume and his team for the bold innovation to aid patients and medical students in the country.