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Taiwan helps St. Kitts set up health information system

Taiwan helps St. Kitts set up health information system

Taipei, Feb. 17 (CNA) Taiwan has helped its ally St. Kitts and Nevis to set up a new health information system aimed at improving health care in the Caribbean country, the Taiwanese government-funded agency responsible for the project said Tuesday. Commissioned by Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Taipei-based International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF) has been carrying out the project to assist in establishing the health information system at Joseph N. France General Hospital, a major hospital on the island of St. Kitts. Under the project, the hospital has seen an expansion of the computerization of its operations to cover registration, outpatient services, pharmacy, medical record database and payment of medical service, Weber Shih (???), secretary-general of TaiwanICDF, said at a news briefing. The system, aimed at improving the delivery of healthcare services, will enhance the efficiency of the hospital's operations and will minimize human error in paperwork that could affect medical services, Shih said. Part of the project is an identification card for St. Kitts and Nevis nationals using barcode technology, he said. The card can be used in the country's public hospitals and other medical facilities. The card was officially issued in January, making medical services more convenient for the people in the two-island country, Shih said. TaiwanICDF is dedicated to promoting socio-economic development and economic relations in developing countries. It also offers humanitarian assistance in the event of natural disasters or international refugee crises. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-09-25 11:39 GMT+08:00