A small community hospital in a remote part of Kanungu district has entered the information technology age with a bank.
Bwindi Community Hospital, located just outside Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, has introduced a biometric fingerprint scanning program in order to keep fully computerized details of all its patients. The biometric fingerprinting equipment was donated by M2SYS, a U.S.-based technology firm.
A statement from M2SYS says the new system will allow Bwindi Community Hospital to register and identify all its clients by fingerprint. After scanning medical records and history of patients will be automatically displayed, allowing their cases to be carefully followed and properly diagnosed.
In the past, Bwindi Community Hospital, like numerous hospitals around Uganda, used manual procedures to identify patients. This gave room to loopholes in the system and severe health hazard individuals were often misidentified.
Wence Bena, IT Technician of Bwindi Community Hospital, says the technology will saves a lot of time and energy with patients, and ensure smooth operation in the facility.
Bwindi Community Hospital provides healthcare to some of the poorest people in Southwestern Uganda, affected with devastating diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, and diarrhea, which are considered the biggest killers in the region.
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