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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77-83

Current scenario, future possibilities and applicability of telemedicine in hilly and remote areas in India: A review protocol


1 Department of Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of OBG, College of Nursing, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Mr. Prakash Mahala
Senior Nursing Officer, Department of Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh - 249203, Uttarakhand
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1085_20

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In India telemedicine is ideal because of its diverse landmass, difficult terrain and huge population. India, a developing country is witnessing an increase in economic growth but growing health expenditure is still posing a challenge. Telemedicine offers a solution to bridge the gap between resources available and growing needs in the health care set up. It offers an opportunity for effective collaboration of primary and secondary health care setups and to reach population staying in underserved areas. The purpose of this article is to discuss current scenario, future possibilities and applicability of telemedicine in hilly and remote areas in India.


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