Good health is significant, while health alone is an essential player for any country’s economy. Having a well-developed health system in a country, plays a significant role in contributing to a well functioning society/economy, regardless of the size. In order to attain a healthy future and a foremost health care system, it is mandatory to put the health and wellbeing of the populations as the centre of public policy. Back in the days, the Government of Pakistan comprised a limited resource system, where the company invested mostly in building medical colleges and universities and invested less in enhancing the health sector industry of Pakistan. The continuous negligence of the Pakistani government had put the country in a pit that was hard to climb and even harder to fill. One of the prime reasons for the country’s flawed health system, as per a number of researches was the tremendously high birth rate.  Initially, the country’s prime focus was more on building more health-oriented buildings, rather than taking care of the ultimate goal; the health care sector of Pakistan.

However, in today’s ever-evolving technological world, the country has made some remarkable enhancements in bringing the health sector industry where it is today. Over the years, the government has invested a lump sum of money in training its medical professionals and building institutes that comprise professional trainers for providing professional technical training. These professionals are instead the well-known professors and doctors who have signed up to give utmost training in various institutes or have positioned themselves in the top leading hospitals of Pakistan along with the inauguration of a number of top private clinics.

In today’s technological world, Pakistan has paced itself to give the country the foremost technological health enhancements that would put forth even bigger and better health consequences. The technological advancements in the health care sector in Pakistan have been a life saviour for millions of patients, contributing significantly to the quality of life. Let us talk about some of the main enhancements in the health care sector of Pakistan:

Digital Apps:
Moving one step further is the invention of various healthcare digital apps, which have contributed extremely to the easiness and convenience in people’s lives. The apps have the motive to provide telehealth services, where the customer fills in a box by the various symptoms they are facing. A health care professional on reading the symptoms provides the patient with the prescriptions. And Voila! That is all it takes! Having such apps in Pakistan makes it quite evident that the country is not far behind before it corners another milestone. Some of the apps that should definitely be on your phone, and highly recommend you are:

  • Sehat Kahani
  • Marham


Digitalization of the medical records:
The leading hospitals of Pakistan have successfully replaced the traditional and outdated paperwork of keeping medical records with the electronic health records system. The process has tremendously added easiness in the life of many, as health records can easily be accessed by just a click of a button.

Online medicines websites:
In order to add convenience to the lives of people, one important step is to make yourself easily accessible! Health care websites are doing just that. Yes, you heard it right! There are separate health care websites created for the purpose of providing customers/patients quick medicines delivery to their doorstep. All the patients have to do is pick the desired medications, add them to their cart, and just click checkout! On an Rs. 50/- delivery charge, you will have the medicines delivered to your doorstep without the hassle of travelling to a specific pharmacy. One such website providing you with these services are:

  • Dawaai.pk
  • Dvago.pk


Appointments:
Another technological advancement that the web professionals did not leave behind in attaining was the convenience of receiving quick doctor appointments! Yes, you no longer have to wait on calls to get your turn and talk to an assistant. Technology has made its way here too! Websites like “Oladoc.com” has compiled a list of all the top-notch doctors near you for you! The website includes many categories that you wish to get services from and showcases the doctors’ experience level along with the rating of how good the specific doctor is.

Moreover, it even offers video consultation, apart from just booking appointments! I mean, what can be better than this? Getting checked from high-level professionals, and that too with the ease of sitting at home!

Having said this, need I say more?

Quite precisely, the inventions mentioned above showcase how the technological health care sector of Pakistan has quite evidently outdone itself and continuous to do so!

I am happy. Are you?

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