For the first time in India, Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd. has tied up with Apollo Hospitals Ltd. to provide quality health care services 24 x 7 through Telemedicine to residents of select Mantri homes, using contemporary state of the art technology. Residents will now be able to harness the power of interconnectivity to obtain instant diagnosis from an expert panel of doctors associated with Apollo Hospitals. This historic service will be first introduced in Mantri Espana, a Super Luxury residential complex located at Sarjapur, Outer Ring Road, Bangalore.Mantri Espana is arguably one of India’s most sought after residential developments offering luxury and lifestyle for the rich and famous. Features like 5 swimming pools, a 60,000 sft. air-conditioned club house, a mini golf course, etc lend style and substance to this property. The jet set lifestyle of the residents leaves them with very little time for things like health care for self and family. This is where an innovative idea like Telemedicine comes to fore, providing instant access to state of the art medical facilities at the click of a button. Ultra modern Health care unit is set up with the all the required equipments to connect to Apollo hospital. Apollo Hospitals, the third largest health care group in the world will provide round the clock health care services to the residents in certain Mantri properties in the comfort of their own apartments using state of the art Information and Communication Technology. The Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF), the largest and oldest multi- specialty Telemedicine network in the country with 103 peripheral units including 9 located overseas, has, during the last 7 years, overseen more than 36,000 tele-consultations. ATNF will provide cost effective customized and need based telehealth solutions for residents in up market Mantri developments. An ultra modern telemedicine unit will be set up in Mantri Espana enabling doctors from Apollo Hospitals to virtually examine patients from a distance, through Video Conferencing. Clinical information, including blood pressure, heart sounds, etc can be transmitted from the telemedicine centre. Remote ECG monitoring can also be made available. Post diagnosis, medicines will be prescribed and supplied and ongoing treatments maintained through teleconsultations. Mr. Sushil Mantri, CMD, Mantri Developers says “In line with our commitment to consistently provide the highest quality of services to residents in our properties, Telemedicine reaches out to where no has been before. We expect this technology based service to be of immense help and convenience.” Prof. K. Ganapathy, President, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, reiterated that Dr. Prathap Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group, is very keen to use Telemedicine to make available quality health care, at every one’s doorstep.