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Noor Dubai Foundation launches tele-ophthalmology scheme in Nepal

Published Date : July 10, 2024

Kathmandu, July 10: The Noor Dubai Foundation has launched its first tele-ophthalmology programme in collaboration with Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh (NNJS) in Nepal.

The scheme employs tele-ophthalmology to enhance eye care accessibility in remote areas of Nepal over a 3-year period through 15 health centers.

The programme includes primary care, expert consultations and training. Telemedicine and tele-ophthalmology revolutionize healthcare delivery through an electronic communication and advanced technology, there enabling remote exchange of medical information, said the Foundation in a press statement.

Real-time data analytics and technology driven insights will be leveraged to optimize healthcare delivery and decision-making so that efficient and excellent patient care would be ensured.

It is estimated that 6.8 million people suffer from vision loss in Nepal with 8.4 ophthalmologists per million of the population available. In the end of the 3 years period, the scheme is expected to deliver improved primary eye care to 433,000 patients via 15 eye centers and enable expert consultant reviews for 82,000 individuals through tele-ophthalmology in the same period, according to the Foundation.

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