PDI Champions Affordable Telehealth Service in Northern Nigeria

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By Rebecca Ejifoma

Pre Diagnosis International has commenced a programme of extending its service base to various parts of the country in its bid to push for greater adoption of innovative telehealth among the country’s vulnerable and underserved communities.

The company also announced the first of such tactical moves for the North Central and North Western parts of the country in a recent disclosure that the PDI 24/7 Doctors’ Hotline and the PDI Telehealth App have been remodeled to serve the needs of the Northern people in the Hausa language.

According to a media statement the Managing Director of PDI, Dr. John Iguve signed, the company’s foray into Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna and Abuja is in furtherance of PDI’s determination to meet the target of delivering efficient and affordable modern healthcare to 20 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians between 2020 and 2030. Iguve explained that the four cities were selected for the pilot scheme of the PDI 20-2030 Reach, Rescue and Fortify project in the North after the successes recorded in the South West area over the last two years.

He said plans to extend the reach to every nook and corner of the Northern region were already afoot.

The MD said: “We are happy to announce that we are moving a step further in our campaign to make affordable healthcare services available at the doorstep of the people especially the poor and the vulnerable across Nigeria.”

He further hinted that their recent decision to establish strong presence in the Northern part of the country is aimed at helping more Nigerians to enjoy access to basic affordable telehealth.

“As a semi-philanthropic hybrid health service company, PDI is determined to lead in the efforts to ensure public health care delivery to the poor and vulnerable through our bouquet of mass-market targeted medical services,” he explained.