Dr. Avnish Jolly 10th June :Memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the two organizations to educate people and to publicize, promote and implement the use of telemedicine deployed as an application over broadband-enabled mobile networks.
Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF) and Ericsson and have taken a step towards helping the digital divide in rural India by laying the foundation for the introduction of mobile health services through telemedicine.
Telemedicine delivered using high speed packet access (HSPA) technology will enable the provision of affordable healthcare to people in remote areas of rural India. It enables easier access to healthcare for rural populations, helping to provide critical health information, save time and money, and reduce the need for travel and other expenditure.
Mats Granryd, President, Ericsson India said through our ongoing partnership with Apollo, we are putting an ecosystem in place to support telemedicine applications once the 3G network is deployed.
Prathap C Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals Group said that with the availability of wireless technology, mobile health will be integrated into the healthcare delivery system and added that the new mantra could well be ‘healthcare for anyone, anywhere, anytime and ATNF will provide expertise in telemedicine, in the form of applications that provide instant medical advice remotely over the network, thereby increasing access to quality healthcare to rural people.