Adeshina Taiwo, a 400 Level student of computer science at the University of Ilorin, has developed a web application aimed at improving Nigeria’s healthcare system.
The web app was exhibited on Monday at the first international conference organised by the faculty of communication and information sciences in Ilorin.
Taiwo, who described the web application as ‘Boundless Health System (BHS)’, said it could improve the interaction between doctors and patients to get diagnosed.
He said it could also enable patients to secure appointment with doctors, get prescription, order drugs from pharmacies and help them access the nearest functional laboratory centre.
Taiwo said the idea was borne out of the need to improve the healthcare system and the inadequacies in the previous health system which did not factor in pharmacists and laboratory centres in Nigeria.
He said: “I don’t like people getting sick and we are all potential patients. Health is wealth, without health we can’t do anything. So, this also inspired me to develop this web app.”