The Edo Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has launched the “Hospital Near You” App for checking quackery in the state.
The App was launched during the 2020 Edo NMA Annual General Meeting/ Scientific Conference held in Benin on Wednesday.
The Chairman of Edo NMA, Dr Valentine Omoifo, revealed that the App, when logged into, would display the nearest hospital close to an individual.
He noted that only accredited hospitals would appear on the App.
“The Hospital Near You App was created to fight quackery in the state.
“Anybody can log into the app and it will show the nearest hospital close to the person.
“It can also be used to locate any accredited hospital using kilometetres.
“The App will be on the Google play store before the end of the month,” he said.
The conference was entitled “Managing Infectious Diseases in a Developing Economy: Pitfalls and Future Prospects”.
Its sub- themes were “Security Challenges in Nigeria and Effects on Medical Practice”, and “Planning for Retirement”.
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