Mumbai India specialists to consult villagers via Telemedicine

The State Government of Maharashtra, India has signed a deal with the Indian Space and Research Organisation (ISRO) to develop a telemedicine project in the state. Now, specialists sitting in Mumbai would be able to consult with patients located in rural areas of the state. Under this project, King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM) is to be linked with hospitals in Latur, Sindhudurg, Nandurbar and suburban Mumbai. INSAT as well as EDUSAT would also be available for the project. ISRO is providing the telemedicine systems like dist antenna, server, computers, TV with video camera, and X ray scanner. The state government has set up the Ultrasound, electronic stethoscope, digital pulmonary function machine and digital glucometer at the patient nodes. Patients at district and suburban hospitals would be able to consult specialists in gynaecology, obstretics, paediatrics, neurology, cardiology, nephrology and neurosurgery. INSAT has already connected more than 150 hospitals in rural areas across the country. The Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, is already providing telemedcine facilities in cancer detection and treatment.


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