At a time when nation is grappling with Corona crisis which has sparked fear and panic among people, affecting more than 22 lakh people across the country, the Common Services Centres or the CSCs have brought telemedicine facilities for people for smaller towns and rural areas. The facility can be availed at minimum cost of Rs 1.
The CSCs which have their branches across the country have started acting like e-hospitals, helping those who require medical help. It will guide people living in rural areas, seeking medical assistance from top doctors of hospitals as they are not well versed with internet and technology.
Telemedicine has proved to be a gamechanger tool amidst health infra crisis led by covid-19. Recently, the government also issued guidelines and protocols on how to provide medical treatment to a patient through tele consultations.
The CSC, a special scheme under the Ministry of Electronics & IT to provide citizens at the last mile access to technology and services, has been providing telemedicine services, especially in rural and remote areas of the country, a TOI report states.
CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, a Special Purpose Vehicle managing the CSC scheme, has developed a web platform for telemedicine and has been offering telemedicine service to citizens from experienced medical practitioners of Apollo, docOPD, Optimus and WelcomeCure.