The University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) in collaboration with PharmAccess Foundation, has introduced a new care coordination service app, to efficiently provide healthcare for people with Covid-19.

The app, Covid Connect, will offer individuals a range of services including care management and monitoring, to patients.

Delivering his address at the launch, the Chief Executive Officer of UGMC, Dr Darious Osei, said the service will be a game-changer in the battle against the pandemic which is sweeping across nations.

He observed that, with the facility already designated to manage and treat people with Covid-19, the newly launched app will assist health workers to provide adequate care for their patients.

Country Director for PharmAccess Foundation, Dr Maxwell Antwi on his part, highlighted the importance of the digital service.

“Through this digital service, you are directly connected to a dedicated medical team, including medical specialists and consultants, who will remotely monitor your symptoms and provide medical support and advice.

“And if need be, seamlessly connect you to expert psychological counseling and testing for Covid-19 and if need be, Hospital Management,” he stated.

Dr Antwi further noted that the app has been introduced to support and provide additional service to Ghana’s health system amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Covid Connect which is provided by UGMC comes at no cost to users to the digital service. By signing on and recording your symptoms such as cough, breathing rate [and] sore throat, our team of doctors at UGMC will evaluate the symptoms and provide you with the required guidance and care in relation to your medical condition.”

With the service currently available to only residents in the Greater Accra Region, he promised that citizens in other regions, particularly epicenters, will have access to the service in the coming weeks.

The app is now available and can be accessed through the Luscii application on playstore and app store.