National Informatics Centre's tele-referral services for doctors in remote areas of Orissa
Dash, Shefali S.; Chakraborty, Shalini and Pandita, Naina (2006) National Informatics Centre's tele-referral services for doctors in remote areas of Orissa. In: Global Convention & Expo on Telemedicine & e-Health, 17-22 Aug 2006, New Delhi, India.
Full text available as:
National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been conducting several distance education programmes for doctors in the remote areas of the North Eastern region under the CIC project. These distance education programmes are conducted in collaboration with SGPGI, Lucknow wherein a specialist delivers a lecture on topics of interest using NIC’s Video Conferencing facilities. These distance education programmes are now to be diversified to tele-referral programmes with the objective to provide better health care facilities in the remote parts of the country. NIC has set up the communication infrastructure under GRAMSAT project of Department of Space which was being implemented by Orissa Remote Sensing Application Centre. Using this GRAMSAT set-up, tele-referral services, in collaboration with SGPGI, have been launched in two remote blocks of Orissa, namely, Jeypore and Khariar. In these programmes the doctors are being given an opportunity to discuss the latest trends in diagnosis, management and treatment of prevalent disease and also bring patients to GRAMSAT centres to enable better diagnosis and patient management. These services are proposed to be extended to all the blocks in Orissa and virtual OPDs would be set up to enhance the health care facilities in these remote areas.
Archive Staff Only: edit this record