DISHA - Distance Healthcare Advancement Project
Taking healthcare to the most remote corners of the country making quality healthcare accessible and affordable for all is the objective of DISHA - a Distance health care advancement project. This is an initiative partnered by Apollo Hospitals, Philips, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the Dhan Foundation.
DISHA is a novel telemedicine initiative to provide long distance healthcare to the underserved populations. It is specifically aimed at providing healthcare to vulnerable groups at an affordable cost. With this objective in mind, a mobile Teleclinical van reaches out to areas that do not have access to state of the art medical care.
The van has an ultrasound machine, an X-ray, a defibrillator and an ECG machine along with dedicated doctors and other para-medical staff from Apollo Hospitals. The hospital has also ensured availability of specialist doctors and operational staff at its hospital to facilitate multi-specialty consultations for patients visiting the mobile tele-clinical vans. Aided by technology and service minded medicare professionals, the van offers superspeciality and speciality tele consultation, lab facilities, onsite consultation and secondary and tertiary care where needed.