Telemedicine

Telemedicine was implemented in the state to improve the health services of the State by providing access of Medical Specialists/ experts from PGI/ IGMC to common man even at PHC/CHC level remotely. 20 remote locations to be connected to IGMC Shimla which will be further connected to PGI Chandigarh. Himachal Pradesh is a sparsely populated State with difficult topographical and climatic conditions. The people have to travel large distances on foot or by road to reach the appropriate level of administration to get their jobs done. IGMC Shimla is the only referral hospital and medical institution in Himachal Pradesh. Thus Telemedicine has been a great help in providing the services of Medical Specialists at IGMC/ PGI to the PHCs/ CHCs in the rural areas.