Remote/ Rural Healthcare Telemedicine Network
India with over one billion population has to face the challenge of providing healthcare to 75 percent of its people living in villages. The advent of communication technology, with Information Technology, has given us the means to take the benefit of medical sciences to large section of people spread out in the remote and inaccessible villages. C-DAC Mohali, in pursuing its objective of taking the benefit of Telemedicine Technology to the population in rural and remote areas, has established an integrated telemedicine network in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab. This support provides reduced rates to rural health care providers for telecommunications and Internet services so they pay no more than their urban counterparts for the same or similar telecommunications services.