UPMC and TeleChikitsa tie up to bring cutting edge medicine to India
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences or UPMC is all set to make a foray into Indian healthcare. The leading medical center based out of the US has tied up with India’s TeleChikitsa Ventures, based in Bangalore with an aim to provide leading and cutting edge healthcare to India. As a part of their project UPMC is all set to aid India and Afghanistan with their healthcare needs. With an aim to spread their brand overseas, UPMC will use video equipment to examine patients, second opinions and consultations to patients.
Greg Billings, executive director of the nonprofit Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law in Washington says, ‘What you’re seeing is the tip of the iceberg. More and more international delivery of medicine and medical care is going to take place with countries that need additional medical resources. Dr. Andrew Watson, chief medical information officer for UPMC’s International and Commercial Services Division, said, ‘In India, physicians from UPMC specializing in oncology , pulmonology and colorectal cancer will be available for consultation within 48 hours of making a request.’