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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Providing remote medical care in inaccessible areas

Source: The Hindu

Future of Indian medicare is Telemedicine, opined experts in the field, which is evolving into a promising technological intervention to provide quick and super-specialty medical care to even people residing in a remote place.

At the first-ever real-time demonstration of Telemedicine at Dr. Ramesh Hospitals in the city on Monday, the Medtel Health Chief Executive Officer L.S. Satyamurthy said that this facility should be developed by the private/corporate medical and health professionals as it makes business sense for them too, while the people benefit immensely.

Country planners had flawed priorities with only one post-graduate or doctoral medical education seat created for every 1,000 MBBS graduates and putting pressure on these few experts to attend to the large population, said former ISRO Scientist and present KL University Pro-Chancellor A. Bhaskaranarayana.

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