The government’s ICT Policy is fast gaining momentum with the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) targeting the country’s remote areas to prepare the groundwork for Telemedical Policy while boosting the e-learning concept, which is currently underway.
POTRAZ handed over 20 laptops and two multipurpose printers to Tshino primary and Dlamini secondary schools in Tsholotsho for the e-schools programme.
The other six laptops and two multipurpose printers were handed over out to Tsholotsho and Sipepa hospitals as ground work for the soon to be launched telemedicine pilot project.
POTRAZ Head Marketing and International Relations, Mrs Sibonginkosi Muteyiwa said the telemedical concept to be rolled out soon is set to revolutionarise the health delivery system in the country.
POTRAZ board member, Retired Major General Sibangimuzi Khumalo said the authority has targeted the country’s remote areas as they are usually left out in the country’s development agenda.
The Zimbabwean government in the new political dispensation has rolled out an economic rebuilding exercise which is centered on ICTs in line with global trends.