Change is an integral part of growth and a key factor in determining the scalability of any project. Without change there is no progress and if we’re not progressing, are we really moving forward? History has proven time and again how thoughts, ideals and civilizations that do not change for the better gets left behind and become just another tale to be told as children’s bedtime story. With having established how important change is, a path is paved to the discussion of how necessary it is for us as a nation and a country to keep progressing with time and keep competing correspondingly with our peers.
In the last 70 years, Pakistan has always strived to be better in all fields; although progress has been slow, it has been there none the less. We’ve faced several inconveniences over the years but we’ve tirelessly soldiered on; our trail of pushing to become more tech savvy has been so slow-paced it’s almost nonexistent. However, if we look at the bigger picture, we slowly embraced education and set the ball rolling for the generations to come; people are embracing technology and it’s benefits less reluctantly than they did in the early 90s. A decade ago we didn’t even have widespread internet access, today we’re working on robots, artificial intelligence and so much more. We stand in front of an unarguable fact: Pakistan is progressing, at its own pace but one that’s catching more speed as time passes.
Amongst the various fields in which Pakistan is progressing, one particular field is medicine and its integration with technology. With so many government and private health institutions making Pakistan healthier on a daily basis, we’re just looking to make them more tech savvy to provide even better services than the current situation. It has been proven on various occasions, the existence of ICT enabled systems give rise to a more efficient infrastructure. Time is one resource we can optimize with ICT enablement, human resources can be utilized more efficiently as well. Overall, the scope of ICT enablement and its future in Pakistan looks great.
The vision of Sehatmand Mustaqbil’s team is parallel to that of progress and ICT enablement. It is an NGO that harbors strong emotions of humanity and patriotism; on one hand the organization hopes to bridge the apparent gap between medicine and technology, on the other hand it aims to bring health to the doorsteps of those who cannot afford to travel unreasonable distances to see a doctor for the common cold.