Follow Us on Social Media

Home Apollo in news

Apollo Group ties up with Common Service Centres to expand telemedicine services!

Posted by Apollo Hospitals | 15 Nov,2013

A memorandum of understanding was signed between Apollo Group and CSC under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology in Delhi. Apollo Hospitals started telemedicine 13 years back, in an effort to bring healthcare closer to patients of both urban and rural areas. Apollo Tele Health Services, a group company of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited, has signed a MoU with CSC.

This collaboration is aimed at providing primary, preventive and promotive healthcare through tele consultation to rural patients from telemedicine speciality centres situated within Apollo hospitals across various locations in the country and will run virtual clinics for patients using telemedicine technology. This is the first time in the country that healthcare services are being delivered using information and communication technology at a large scale.

Speaking on the occasion, Apollo Hospitals, Executive Director, Sangita Reddy said that the group planned to make healthcare available to more than 1,00,000 CSC centres using telemedicine platform under its Rural Connect programme.

The Common Services Centres Scheme, being the corner stone initiative through the National e-Governance plan of India, is a milestone achievement in creating a structured change agent for socially inclusive community action, according to CSC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Dinesh Kumar Tyagi.

Apollo Tele Health Services, CEO, Vikram Thaploo said the rural connect programme was designed to be socially relevant, financially sustainable and a scalable model. He also added that 112 centres were made operational under this tie-up.


Apollo Avatar
Posted by:Apollo Hospitals
15 Nov,2013
Get the best of health related stories delivered to your inbox.

Health Library Blog

Related Articles

View All
News Banner
New Initiatives

Apollo Hospital has launched an Institute of He...

Apollo Hospitals has launched an Institute of Hernia Surgery and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction at Chennai which is a ...

Date: 01 Sep,2021
News Banner
New Initiatives

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre has launched India’...

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC) has launched India’s first video newsletter - PRONEWS. Aimed at reaching readers w...

Date: 19 Aug,2021
New Initiatives

Apollo Children’s Hospital partners with ...

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery of Apollo Children's Hospital, Chennai has partn...

Date: 07 Jul,2021
Quick Book

Request A Call Back