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Why to promote Ehealth?

Let us look at Five big points first..and then we will understand how they are interrelated.

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

• Inad…