J&K government to roll out telemedicine services in Srinagar

Jammu & Kashmir government on Saturday announced that it will soon be rolling out telemedicine services as an initiative towards improving the medical conditions in Srinagar.

The proposed service aims to connect all medical associations in the Srinagar district with each other through satellite-based networking channels.

The J&K government informed of the ongoing consultations with the concerned agencies to introduce these services in Srinagar in its announcement. The telemedicine services are a part of the Srinagar Smart City project, one important component of which is the introduction of smart healthcare in Srinagar, read the government statement.

“Under proposed services, all hospitals and health institutions in the district will be connected to each other through a trusted and round-the-clock satellite-based networking channel and enable remote clinical services like diagnosis and monitoring of patients,” said the Jammu & Kashmir government in the statement.

The project will include upgrading existing facilities at Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) and Government Medical College (GMC), Srinagar. The project will also set up similar facilities at all other hospitals and health centres in the district and connecting all of them.

Earlier in the day, state government spokesperson Rahit Kansal said that the restriction on people moving across the town has been lifted in “over 99 per cent” areas of Jammu & Kashmir. On October 10, the government lifted the travel ban of more than two months for tourists.

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