Faridabad: The Haryana state chapter-Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) which was inaugurated at Amrita Hospital, Faridabad aims to connect patients who need medical help with in-house technical teams using telemedicine and clinics on wheel units.
Speaking at the launch, Dr Prem Nair, Group Medical Director, Amrita Hospitals and Vice-President, National Telemedicine Society of India, informed that this was one of the important milestones and informed that they are already providing teleconsultation and Tele-education through mobile telemedicine units. We look forward to working with the Telemedicine Society of India and start connecting with local healthcare facilities.
The TSI’s Haryana chapter will collaborate with all medical colleges and institutions to provide in-training for future doctors. It is the 16th state chapter of TSI in India.
Stressing the need to bridge the healthcare digital divide, Dr Puneet Dhar, President, Haryana Telemedicine Chapter said, “About 1.3 billion people in the country fall in the spectrum of the healthcare digital divide. Healthcare infrastructure development is vital to the country’s development, and telemedicine can help. The increasing penetration of smartphones, mobile connectivity, and the Internet makes it a game changer. During natural disasters, our telemedicine van goes around providing treatment. It proved to be crucial when COVID-19 struck.”