OST Business Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 4:
Global biopharmaceutical giant Biocon Ltd has given a proposal to the Odisha government to set up telemedicine centres across the state, to help diagnosis of diseases through computerized e-healthcare system and help the poor patients of Odisha to get affordable healthcare solutions.
“The telemedicine healthcare services will run through public-private-partnership (PPP) mode. It will enable creating huge network of health systems in rural areas with generation of more employment,” CMD, Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw said after meeting with chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the state secretariat on Friday.
“This in turn will help the government of Odisha to chalk out health plans and schemes for the poor,” she added.
Speaking to OST, Dr Damodar Rout, Minister Health and Family Welfare and department of MSME said, “The government has been planning to initiate telemedicine healthcare service in the state for last 2 years. Finally, the proposal has came to us from Biocon to set up such disease-diagnostic centers in the state. We will take a decision on this soon.”
“The proposed scheme will give diagnostic services to poor patients across 51,000 revenue villages in the state,” Dr Rout added.