Telemedicine reaches bleak Bastar
It happened in Bastar, Chattisgarh. Last Saturday, telemedicine set up solutions for 100 Maoist-infested centres of chaos. It was simple, but stable. Security forces took the help of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Raipur, and beamed advice through telemedicine to seven districts. A trial run was conducted at 10 Central Reserve Police Forces camps, each spot the node of 15-20 villages. The community outreach facility touched even far-off places.
The plan is to have a panel of doctors treating villagers and paramilitary personnel through 100 CRPF Skype points of contact, or mobile phones, or even digital satellite phone terminals (DSPT). A 960-bed hospital will begin to build up in spurts from next month. There are 100 CRPF locations, in which medical camps and medicines are concentrated. Telemedicine is all set reach accurate prescriptions and sound advice to the godforsaken area.