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Government launches telemedicine initiative ‘Sehat’


  • Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Minister of Law and Justice launched the government’s latest health and IT initiative called Social Endeavour for Health And Telemedicine (SEHAT) in collaboration with Apollo hospitals.
  • The Common Service Centres (CSCs) have been delivering tele-consultation services with support from Apollo and Medanta in some areas and now with this initiative the tele- consultation services are being extended to 60,000 CSCs across the country.
  • Under the service, people can visit CSCs and fix an appointment for seeking expert consultancy with a doctor.
  • The doctors at Apollo Hospitals will be able to provide consultancy to the patients using the video link facilities.

Source: ET

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