A young Nigerian business expert, Victor Emaye, has developed software which he claimed could improve access to health care in the country.
Emaye said the software, Medipal, would ensure swift access to medical practitioners in case of an emergency.
He explained that the cloud-based medical record system would also resolve the lack of a unified working system across hospitals in Nigeria.
The 22-year-old noted that the software was set up for Nigerians to have quick access to their medical reports.
The graduate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, said he had decided to distribute 1,000 pieces of the software at no charge to hospitals in the country.
He said, “The health sector is currently in dire need of improvement with the aid of innovation and technology.”
He added that the app was targeted towards solving the long queues in hospitals as a result of the manual filing system and lack of a unified working system across hospitals in Nigeria which makes patients to undergo the test they had done before repeatedly.
The software aids communication transfer of patient files, official documents, and information between staff in a hospital.
“It has a patient portal, which enables patients to chat with doctors, schedule appointments, find locations of pharmacy outlets, emergency reports, ambulance support health tips and reminders on drug usage and appointments. My mission is to change the narrative in Nigeria’s health sector,” Emaye said.