Government adds data to Covid-19 fight

by | May 11, 2021 | COVID 19, Local News | 0 comments

Mako Jerera

Government will be rolling out a health data registration portal countrywide which is aimed at consolidating key Covid-19 information drawn from across the country.

Named Impilo, the portal was conceived and developed by local experts.
This was shared by the Minister of Information, Publicity ad Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa at today`s post-cabinet media briefing.

“Ministry of Health and Child Care, with the support of partners has developed a comprehensive, health-centric and integrated national Electronic Health Record System called Impilo for patient registration, patient management and evaluation, patient tracking, stock usage and tracking, and data aggregation, validation and analysis,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

Impilo will be deployed at 5 Central Hospitals, 7 Provincial Hospitals, 30 District Hospitals, and 384 Clinics across the country.
It will come in handy in the present Covid-19 situation which the world faces.
The system supports health workers in following clinical protocols for priority health services.

Connected to this development, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has also partnered with the Global Fund through the United Nations Development Programme to launch and sustain a nationwide project for broadband connectivity in the country’s top 350 health facilities, based on patient volumes.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focuses on areas that have a multiplier effect through a targeted build-up of capacities, policies, the creation of dialogue space, and scalable downstream interventions.
Proposed downstream interventions will seek to provide platforms for citizen engagement in democratic processes and facilitate access to skills, knowledge and new technologies for increased income generation.

“The launch of the solar health project previously reported at the Twelfth Post-Cabinet Press Briefing will provide the back-up power to both the electronic health record system and the internet connectivity services.” Said Minister Mutsvangwa.

Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa highlighted that so far, a total of 529 360 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 161 293 their second dose across the country. The Covid-19 vaccine is for free and very safe.

“Members of the public are urged to go to their nearest health facility to receive their COVID-19 vaccine so that the country achieves the required herd immunity to control the spread of the disease.” Said Minister Mutsvangwa.

Cabinet was also notified that all Covid-19 cases reported at various schools countrywide have been contained.