The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has launched the telemedicine initiative in Libya in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the "Speetar" private project.

In a press conference, the Health Ministry highlighted the advantages of telemedicine, especially in light of the current circumstances caused by the Coronavirus pandemic.

One of the biggest is connecting patients with doctors without the need for a face-to-face physical assessment.

During a telemedicine consultation, the person receiving treatment could obtain medical support and information head-on from a specialist through electronic communications.

It would also reduce the burden of travel and mobility for people suffering from chronic diseases besides the elderly who need regular health monitoring.

During the conference, the telemedicine was put under test via the Speetar application to evaluate the platform reliably and measure its effectiveness, according to the ministry's statement.