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Sagar admn plans telemedicine system

SAGAR WILL be the first district in Madhya Pradesh to launch the telemedicine concept. Once the system is established, the doctors posted in primary and block health centres may interact with the specialist doctors at the district hospital and seek advice for their patients through teleconferencing.

india Updated: Mar 17, 2006 13:18 IST

SAGAR WILL be the first district in Madhya Pradesh to launch the telemedicine concept. Once the system is established, the doctors posted in primary and block health centres may interact with the specialist doctors at the district hospital and seek advice for their patients through teleconferencing.

District Collector Shiv Shekhar Shukla said that the telemedicine concept would help the doctors posted in rural areas and would also benefit the patients. The doctors some times faced critical situations in treating patients.

On the experimental basis, the concept will be inaugurated by the district in-charge minister Kailash Vijayvargiya between the district hospital and Bina hospital during his next visit.

Shukla said the Health Commissioner had assured him to provide teleconferencing between the Apollo Hospital and the district hospital. The installation would not cost more than Rs 60,000.

The CMO, Dr Diwakar Mishra, said that there were a total of 22 block and primary health centres in the district. The doctors posted there frequently referred patients to the district hospital.

The poor patients often did not have resources to bear the cost of treatment at district headquarters. More importantly, some times the patients had to spend unnecessary money because of doctors’ confusion, Dr Mishra added.

He said that with this facility available, more than 90 per cent cases would be sorted out at the centre itself. Besides, the skills of doctor will also improve through this method.