GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  SPACE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2397
ANSWERED ON   26.12.2018
Medical Services in Remote Areas
2397 . Adhikari Shri Sisir Kumar
Will the Minister of SPACE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government plans to provide emergency medical treatment services in remote areas through space satellite systems;
(b) if so, the details of pilot projects under observation, if any, and the outcome thereof; and
(c) the reaction and bilateral fruitfullness of AIIMS and ISRO in providing emergency medical services?
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PG & PENSIONS AND IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH):

(a) Yes, Madam. ISRO has established about 130 telemedicine nodes to provide emergency medical treatment services in remote areas through space satellite systems.

(b) The telemedicine nodes are established in association with the user agencies. ISRO is providing end-to-end satellite connectivity between specialist end hospitals and the patient end hospitals. This facility helps the patient living in remote areas to avail the tele-consultation, advices and second opinion from the specialist in speciality hospitals.

(c) Telemedicine network of ISRO is connected with hospitals like All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi; Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh; Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow and other renowned speciality hospitals through which the remote hospitals are availing the expert tele-consultation services on need basis, including emergency medical services.

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