By Kinya Kaunjuga
In reality, medical doctors are often absent from clinics within slums, remote rural villages, and informal settlements. This absence stems from the inability of residents in these areas to afford the normal fees charged by doctors for their services. Consequently, this void is filled by clinical officers, nurses, and pharmacists who establish and manage modest makeshift setups to offer fundamental primary healthcare.
Our software is meticulously tailored to cater to these types of clinics and their patients. Notably, our approach encompasses an all-around feedback mechanism, guiding the creation and design of every improved facet of BandaGo. The intention behind this approach is that one day we will help to ensure that these doctor-less clinics are equipped to provide treatment at par with a doctor’s presence. And that every feature of the system is a useful tool to them.
As our software becomes an integral part of these clinics, it takes on the role of a partner, aiding in inventory management, financial accounting, and, as of a year ago, the capture of diagnosis codes to use in public health government reporting. Anticipating its further utility, we envision it aiding in more precise diagnosis, more accurate prescriptions, and devising follow-up care regimens encompassing areas such as HIV and tuberculosis management, chronic illness management, prenatal and antenatal care, and child immunization tracking and reporting.
The capability to swiftly display a patient’s complete medical history on a laptop, as opposed to rifling through paper records, has a profound impact on enhancing healthcare in resource-poor clinics situated in underserved areas.