Telemedicine

Chandigarh to connect local health centres with telemedicine project

In order to provide more quality health care to its people, the Chandigarh Administration has decided to connect various important Community Health Centre, Manimajra and Community Health Centre, Sector-22 with Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH), Sector-16, Chandigarh through telemedicine project.  UT Home and Health Secretary, Krishna Mohan said that Also GMSH-16, will also be further connected to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector-32, to PGI.  Mohan said that two Mobile Telemedicine Vans will cover the villages, slums and the areas where there is no Dispensary and will further connect to GMSH directly.  Mohan said the people will be greatly benefited with the project, which include timely access to diagnostic, Specialty Health Care at the grass root level through the low cost telemedicine network centering around the district hospital as service provider, augmented rural health care delivery system by integration of low cost sustainable, scalable fixed, mobile technology platform into existing rural health care services infrastructure, improvement on knowledge base of rural population to empower the rural folks on self health care-disease prevention & health promotion remote  education training/retraining and skill development of grass root health  care workers and professionals under NRHM. It would also ensure public health related data harvest compilation, storage at district hub, archive and distribution across network to facilitate electronic government of NRHM, he added. Mohan said that the implementation of the project will also help in reducing the burden on the Key hospitals. All aforesaid benefits would be achieved by reaching out people at their door step with medical advice backed by investigation basis so as to avoid people visiting hospital without any sufficient cause.  This will also help in detecting any disease at early stage and ensure proper referral and specialized consultation with the help of telemedicine, he further added.

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