Cisco and Madhya Pradesh Govt launch PPP pilot for remote healthcare

Networking major Cisco announced the launch
of its Cisco healthcare solution pilot in association with the Government of
Madhya Pradesh (MP) in Sehore.

In phase I of deployment, community/primary
healthcare centres in Sehore and Gwalior will be connected to the district
hospital in these locations. Through this pilot, patients at the CHCs/PHCs will
be able to access basic medical treatment and specialist consultations

Cisco‘s healthcare solution creates an
environment where patients and doctors can meet each other virtually through
video without having to commute long distances. Patients visiting these
CHCs/PHCs will have their vitals checked by the paramedic/nurse at the centre,
while the doctor at the district hospital provides consultation and diagnosis
in real time.

At an inauguration ceremony held at Sehore
District Hospital, Minister of State for Public Health and Family Welfare – MP,
Mahendra Hardia along with Aravind Sitaraman, president, Inclusive Growth,
Cisco Systems launched this facility amongst a crowd of local residents from
around the region.

Community/primary healthcare centres in
Datia and Chhindwara will be connected to the respective district hospitals
later. In total, eleven community/primary health care centres across four
districts of Sehore, Datia, Gwalior, and Chhindwara will be connected to district
hospitals remotely using Cisco Healthcare Solution.

With this project, Cisco further advances
its Inclusive Growth vision of using technology to bridge the urban-rural

Earlier this year, Cisco launched Inclusive
Growth initiative so rural communities can get access to essential urban
services like healthcare, education, a marketplace and access to public
services through technology and bring them into the mainstream economy.

Last year, Cisco introduced its healthcare
solution at Raichur to enable access to remote healthcare to the people in this
district on a proof-of-concept basis. So far, using this technology, RxDx
Multispecialty hospital, the medical services company collaborating with Cisco,
has treated over 950 patients remotely.

Early this year, Cisco Inclusive Growth
launched its healthcare pilot in the district of Shimoga to enable remote
healthcare in that district. Recently, the Royal Government of Bhutan signed a
non-binding MoU with Cisco to explore the use of this technology to bring about
Gross National Happiness.

“Technology adoption can help tackle
this challenge and aid the nation in achieving its goal of inclusive growth.
Using networking technology we can virtualize scarce resources including
doctors, nurses and paramedics and provide access to specialist consultants
remotely,” said Aravind Sitaraman, president, Inclusive Growth, Cisco

The proactive initiatives of the government
of Madhya Pradesh to use Cisco technologies to provide remote healthcare is a
positive step to leapfrog these challenges and bring about inclusive growth.

By Team

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