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Telemedicine service goes mobile in India

Now, telemedicine services have become mobile. Chennai (India) based Space Hospitals is providing the telemedicine facility by networking referral hospitals. Space hospitals has introduced the novel mobile telemedicine facility last month. Yashoda Hospitals and the AIG of Hyderabad have taken up the facility. A van or an ambulance is fitted with very very small aperture terminal (V-Sat) and is connected to a ‘black box’ which is connected to the diagnostic equipment. Videoconferencing facility is connected to the system through virtual private network. Mobile telemedicine provides access to super-specialists for those conducting medical camps in remote villages. Space Hospitals has so far connected 67 centres across the country.

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