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 Centres – Manimajra and Community Health Centre Sector-22 with Government Multi Specialty Hospital (GMSH) Sector-16, through a telemedicine project.
Two vans will cover the villages, slums and areas where there is no dispensary and will further connect to GMSH directly. People will greatly benefit by the project, which includes timely access to diagnostic Speciality Health Care at the grass root level. This will be through the low cost telemedicine network centering around the district hospital as service provider, augmenting 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 rural folk on self health care-disease prevention and health promotion remote education training/retraining and skill development of grass root health care workers and professionals under NRHM.
It will also ensure public health related data harvest compilation, storage at district hub, archival and distribution across networks to facilitate electronic governance of NRHM.
The implementation of the project will also help in reducing the burden on the key hospitals. All aforesaid benefits will be achieved by reaching people at their door step with medical advice backed by investigation so as to avoid people visiting hospital without sufficient cause.
SBI donates medical equipment to Sankara Eye Hospital
The State Bank of India recently donated medical equipment worth INR 4.9 lakh to Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal. Chief General Manager of the bank's Chennai head office, J. Chandrasekaran handed over the equipment to the hospital. The bank undertakes such initiatives as part of community service banking. The equipment will be useful during the conduct of surgeries and detection of eye defects.
According to a press release, Sankara Eye Hospital conducts free eye camps under its 'Kannoli' project in villages in Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts. The hospital also performs free eye surgeries for the benefit of the poor.
Delhi's government hospitals to go online
To facilitate information on availability of beds in various hospitals across the Capital, the Delhi Government is bringing all its hospitals online, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit announced at the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Maulana Azad Medical College recently.
Addressing the gathering that comprised Union Minister of State for Communication, Shakeel Ahmad and Delhi Health Minister, Yoganand Shastri, the CM said that her government had taken several initiatives such as opening of new peripheral hospitals, upgradation of existing hospitals and augmentation of services, by making use of latest technological advancements in the medical system. “This institution has emerged as a mega-unit encompassing one of the largest and most prestigious medical colleges of the country. It houses Delhi's biggest hospital, first dental co