Telerad Foundation, a non-profit trust established by Teleradiology Solutions, is pleased to announce that the total number of radiology scans read probono for poor patients in remote areas of India crossed 20000 this July.
Telerad Foundation was established in 2007 with an objective to provide teleradiology support to hospitals in rural or underserved areas in Asia that were unable to obtain on site radiology coverage, thereby providing a higher standard of diagnosis and care to remote areas. Since its inception the foundation has been providing teleradiology services to charitable hospitals such as Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in Arunachal Pradesh, Gulbarga District Hospital, RK Mission Vridavan Hospital etc.
Mr Jasbir Singh who heads the foundation explains how its model works The foundation leverages and utilises the already existing infrastructure, technology and expertise available at Teleradiology Solutions which helps in eliminating the capital costs incurred on infrastructure and technology. Teleradiology Solutions also allocates a percentage of its profits to the foundation on a monthly basis for operational expenses.
Telerad Foundation uses low cost technologies to make the delivery of teleradiology services feasible to locations where high speed broadband has not penetrated. It also disseminates knowledge and training in the field of radiology and telemedicine to raise the overall standard of medical care in the community. It initiated a successful Volunteer to read a scan program which leverages a compassionate panel of radiologists across the world who give back to rural poor patients by working pro bono providing their expert diagnostic interpretational services.
Dr Arjun Kalyanpur, the founder of Teleradiology Solutions said Our aim is to make high quality diagnostic reports available to poor patients anywhere in the world who need them. God has given us a lot, we are blessed to be able to use our domain knowledge to give back to those less fortunate.