Union Government launched 'Sehat' to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas

Aug 26, 2015 09:00 IST

The Union government on 25 August 2015 launched a telemedicine initiative 'Sehat' in collaboration with Apollo Hospitals to provide healthcare facilities in rural areas.

The initiative was launched by Union Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad at a function in New Delhi.

Under the initiative people will be able to consult doctors through video link and also order generic drugs. It will also help in providing quality and affordable healthcare is one of the emerging needs for citizens in rural areas.

The Common Service Centres (CSCs) have been delivering tele-consultation services with support from Apollo and Medanta Hospitals in some areas. These CSCs will also provide diagnostic services and promote sale of generic drugs through collaboration with Health Ministry by setting up Jan Aushadhi Stores.

Now, with this initiative, the tele-consultation services are being extended to 60000 centres across the country.

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