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Videoconferencing facility for neonatal care in Sagar

india Updated: Jan 15, 2007 15:21 IST

SAGAR WILL soon be the first district in the State to implement videoconferencing facility in all four Community Medical Obstetric Neonatal Care centres. The pilot project was earlier launched between Bina CMNOC and Sagar district hospital successfully.

After the installation of Video conferencing system at CMNOCs, the project will be connected with Apollo hospital. This project would help consolidate health services in the district as the doctors in Bina, Khurai, Sahagarh and Devri can interact with the specialists of the district hospital for advice.

Collector Shiv Shekhar Shukla informed that for the first time in the State that the telemedicine concept is launched between the district hospitals and other hospitals.

The work orders has been issued to establish the video conferencing system in Khurai, Sahagarh and Devri. All the CMONC and later BMONC will be connected with the teleconferencing, and the hub will be the district hospital.

On an experimental basis the concept was inaugurated by the Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat through phone and minister in charge of the district Kailash Vijayvargiya on July 18 between district hospital and Bina hospital. 

The chief medical and health officer, Pramod Godre informed that there are five CEMONC and 17 BEMONC in the district. The doctors in these hospitals are regularly referring the patients to the district hospitals causing hardships to the villagers.

With this facility in place more than 90 per cent cases will be sorted out within the hospital and the skill of doctors will improve, he said. The collector said that the concept of e-governance would also be implemented in the district soon.