COVID 19 LifeHealth

Government launches Ministry of Health Call The Clinic (MoH CTC) mobile applciation

Earlier today, the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance in partnership with the Ministry of Health with support from CTI-Africa have developed and launched a world class mobile app that shall be used to help in curbing the spread of COVID 19.

The “Call The Clinic” (MOH – CTC) App is the latest generation application with world class real time data visualization and analysis using digital maps. The application will facilitate remote patient diagnosis and instant MOH notifications.
The Government of Uganda through Ministry of Health, wants to ensure that in the near future, symptomatic patients will be able to have immediate access to health agents via voice and video call.
“In the coming days, we should be more vigilant on fighting the spread of the Corona virus, and I am confident that with the application we will be able to provide timely medical information and immediate action, this will also let us get back to our normal routines faster” said Dr Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health. She also added that systems such as these are revolutionizing healthcare in Uganda. This is only the beginning of a new era in medical care in Uganda.
The app is a simple practical solution in line with Ministry of Health efforts to digitize healthcare service. Individuals will have access to both informative and educative information from the Ministry of Health on the latest updates and statistics. Through the application, the public is also educated on the symptoms and preventive measures against COVID-19. The local community is able to send anonymous notifications of local symptomatic patients.
“If there is anything, we have learnt in this COVID-19 era, is that whether we want or not, or have systems or not, we must embrace technology. COVI-19 has made it in a way that how we conduct business and services will never be the same again,” said Vincent Bagiire, Permanent Secretary Ministry of ICT & National Guidance.
The application is easy to use, a patient using android can download the app from the google play stage or access the link on the Ministry of Health website, register his/her credentials in the spaces provided and will be provided with a welcome screen to call the clinic (CTC). With the information provided, doctors can remotely diagnose patients and all necessary action will be taken.