Health care Delivery system in India
India is a vast country of 1. 4 billion population
• It consists of 29 states and 6 Union Territories governed by a federal system
• Health is a state subject which follows a three tier system – primary health centre catering a group of villages, Secondary level health centre located at district level and medical college hospitals constitute the tertiary level located in the big cities.
Telemedicine in India:
Potential of ICT to improve health care
65% of 1100 million will be literate by 2015
60% of rural India has access to TV coverage.
650,000 existing PCOs ® internet kiosks,.
400,000 villages already have telephone connections.
Internet users in India 2m Dec 2001, 8.5m 2003, will grow to more than 10 million by 2010.
Need for Telemedicine
• Non availability of facilities / skills / technology locally(rural /remote area)
• Urgency of treatment