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Tamil Nadu (India) keen on launching telemedicine projects

While addressing at the Third National Conference of the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) and 12th International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH) Conference, Chief Minister of state, M Karunanidhi stated that the government had sanctioned INR 87 lakh to implement a pilot project in telemedicine in Government General Hospital. The government is launching another project at the Government Royapettah Hospital, linking six Government headquarters hospitals at Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai, Krishnagiri,Udhgamandalam (Ooty) and Rameswaram. The state government has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd. for implementing the project at Tindivanam. Tamil Nadu has become the first state in India to create 98 Comprehensive Obstetrics and Newborn Care Centres, in order to address “shortage of specialists in the Health Department.”

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