Towards adoption of €27.3 million credit agreement for development of e-health
15/07/2019 11:11, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The House of People’s Representatives (HPR) will discuss, during a plenary session Thursday, a draft law on the adoption of a credit agreement of €27.3 million (88.5 million dinars) signed between Tunisia and the French Development Agency (AFD), to support the financing of an e-health development program.

The agreement aims to develop the computer system in a number of public hospitals and promote e-health, including online medical records, digital archiving and daily distribution of medicines.

It also stipulates the installation of 5 telemedicine systems at the Rabta Hospital, the Jendouba Regional Hospital, the Tozeur Regional Hospital, the Ben Arous Trauma and Burn Centre, and the Tunis Habib Thameur Hospital, pending the generalisation of these systems in other hospitals.

The credit agreement was signed with the AFD on February 14. The credit is repayable over 20 years with 7 years grace and a fixed interest rate of 0.25%.

The digitisation and development of e-health in public hospitals were among the main recommendations of the societal dialogue on health sector reform launched by the government last March, with a view to developing, by consensus, the National Health Strategy for 2030.

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