October 03, 2007

BSNL to provide telemedicine service among hospitals

Bhartiya Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) is all set to provide telemedicine services through its network between the Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) hospital and other hospitals including PGI Chandigarh and some in the remote areas of the State. T his was disclosed by the chief general manager of Himachal Pradesh circle of BSNL, Anil Kaushal at a press conference on the occasion of its seventh anniversary. He said 17 hospitals have already been connected under the plan and telemedicine service co uld be started anytime.

The work to connect three more hospitals of the State with the IGMC would be completed in near future. Mr Kaushal said telemedicine would help the people of the State in getting medical advice of specialists of IGMC in their local jurisdiction.

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