A website which provides health information at the finger tips of persons with a computer and internet access has been launched by the Ministry of Health in Grenada.
The site www.health.gov.gd was officially launched by Minister for Health, Sen. Ann Peters at a media launch in St. George’s, which also brought together the technical heads from various divisions and departments under the Health Ministry.
In unveiling the website, Sen. Peters said it is a component of a bigger plan that coincides with the soon-to-be computerised Government’s healthcare system – Grenada Electronic Network for integrated Health Care (GENIHC).
The female government minister described the site’s unveiling as a new beginning that has the potential to address the human resource needs and succession planning of her Ministry.
She appealed to the public to utilise the website and make it their number one source for information.
“I am very proud of this achievement and proud of the team from the Ministry of Health for working diligently to make the website a successful project. I can stand here today and say because of the dedication of commitment to the team at the Ministry of Health what many of us thought was only a dream is today a reality”, she said.
www.health.gov.gd was developed by the Information Communication Technology (ICT) unit in the Health Ministry led by Hayden Hopkin with assistance from the Public Relations Unit – Ministry of Health and the Technical Management Unit of the Ministry of Information Communication Technology under Hugh Whyte.
The launch took place just days after the Ministry of Health received USD124,000.00, in electronic equipment, under the Electronic Government for Regional Integration Project (EGRIP).
The Ministry’s website will play a significant role in piloting the gradual implementation of the country’s first ever electronic health network while updating interested parties about the Government’s plans and programs for health.