The Oasis Reporters
April 24, 2018
A final year student of computer science at the University of Ilorin, in north central Nigeria, Adeshina Taiwo, has done what is expected of university students contributing to knowledge that will improve societal well-being.
He is celebrated today for successfully developing 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 and also enable patients 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.”
It will be recalled that web developments like this is what has created thousands of global billionaire youths like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and a host of others in the United States of America.
Nigeria too, has had quite a few developers with most of them based abroad, debunking the notion that Nigerian youths are lazy.