Telemedicine in Tamil Nadu - Introduction

Tamil Nadu is one of the Fore-runner in the field of Telemedicine since 15 years & various institutions like Apollo Hospitals, Sri Ramachandra University Hospital, Sankara Nethralaya, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Child Trust Hospitals, Mohan Diabetes Centre in Chennai & CMC Hospital-Vellore have played very important role for taking Telemedicine to a greater height in Tamil Nadu over a decade.

These institutions achievement in this regard is well known and many lives have been saved by providing Tele-Consultation services on Emergency basis. Apart from the above, various other medical institutions & individuals have contributed to the community in Tamil Nadu by delivering telemedicine services including CME (Continuing Medical Education) programs which we have seen the growth of improvement in healthcare standard in Tamil Nadu.

Research Activities in Telemedicine has been one of the strength to these institutions and many publications have been done to show progress in Telemedicine Arena in Tamil Nadu.

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