KARACHI: The Ziauddin University signed an MoU with Sehat Kahani, one of the fastest-growing health tech companies in Pakistan, to launch virtual telemedicine courses for doctors.
The Ziauddin University, in collaboration with Sehat Kahani, aims to launch a six-month-long online course where doctors will be trained on family medicine modules along with telemedicine and other virtual health care practices.
The core purpose of this course is to enhance the capacity and knowledge of medical graduates towards the delivery of primary health care in line with patient ethics using virtual/online platforms.
Prof Abbas Zafar, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ziauddin University, lauded the endeavour of Sehat Kahani for collaborating with ZU to enhance primary care through telemedicine courses.
He added, “In this time where the pandemic is on the rise, telemedicine services can ease the burden of a tertiary care unit, and the entire globe is shifting towards online learning, and the Ziauddin University envisions to do the same through this course while we prepare doctors for the future.”
Dr Sara Saeed Khurram, CEO, and Co-Founder, Sehat Kahani, is overwhelmed with this collaboration and the support of the Ziauddin University in conducting the telemedicine course for doctors who are willing to incorporate technology in their usual practice.
She said, “The mission of Sehat Kahani is to make healthcare accessible, and the course itself will help us bring more female doctors back to the workforce, especially during pandemics like COVID-19 where telemedicine is playing a vital role in patient care.”
The Ziauddin University is an HEC recognized, degree awarding institute founded in the memory of Sir Dr Ziauddin Ahmad, a renowned academician, philosopher, mathematician, and political figure. To spread advanced knowledge, Ziauddin University has introduced six faculties and offers a variety of subjects that students can specialize in.
Sehat Kahani focuses on connecting patients to female doctors using a network of E- clinics for the underserved and a mobile application for corporate consumers and the masses. SehatKahani has a network of 1500 female doctors and has provided consultations to 200,000 patients till dates via its integrated, unique and agile model of "care for all using technology.”