National Health MissionMaharashtra

Telemedicine Project

  

Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine where medical information is transferred via telephone, the Internet or other networks for the purpose of consulting, and sometimes remote medical procedures or examinations.

Aims & Objectives -

  • To provide expert consultation to patients in remote areas.
  • Video conferencing facility for online consultation.
  • To provide continuing medical education for Medical and Para Medical staff.

1. Telemedicine in Maharashtra -

  • 7 Sept. 2006 - Pilot Project in collaboration with ISRO started in Maharashtra, Specialist Center KEM Hospital, and Mumbai with 5 Remote centers. (District Hospital Latur, Beed, Nandurbar, Sindhudurg and Sub District Hospital Karad (Dist.Satara))
  • 2007-2008 - Telemedicine Expanded to additional, 20 Districts, 2 Sub-districts and 4  Medical Colleges
  • Feb. 2011- Telemedicine Network Shifted from ISRO Bandwidth to BSNL/MTNL Broadband.
  • Year 2011-2012- Telemedicine Network Expanded to 30 Sub-district/Rural Hospitals.
  • Year 2014-2015 – Telemedicine facility extended to 5 High focus/Tribal districts in SDH/Rural Hospitals - Manchar (Pune),Sangamner (A’Nagar),Chikhaldara (Amravati) ,Gokunda (Nanded), DH Nanded.

Facilities providing services -

There are total 62 patient node out of which 23 District & 39 Sub District/Rural Hospitals; where 6 specialty nodes are situated in Medical Colleges from which expert provides their opinion. Telemedicine control node at Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai.

Manpower -

  • 68 out of 67 Facility Manager are appointed.

Present Status & Performance (Achievement) –

  • Video conferencing facility for online consultation.
  • Total 198836patient referred & expert opinions given at District / Sub district hospital through telemedicine Centre.
  • Multi CME conducted till date (on 697 topics) for Doctors & Para- Medical Staff at District / Sub District Hospital, Telemedicine Centre.

 

Physical Progress Report

 

Year

Patient Referred Opinion Received

2013-14

27884

2014-15

26572

2015-16

31980

2016-17

29883

2017-18

28965

2018-19 (upto July 2018)

7887

TOTAL

153171

Specialty Wise utilization

Telemedicine Project Specialist wise Report

Sr.No

Speciality

Total  Opinion given

Percentage
(%)

1

Radiology

42043

21.14%

2

Medicine

37281

18.75%

3

Skin VD

36552

18.38%

4

Paediatrics

11933

6.00%

5

Orthopaedics

8412

4.23%

6

Ayurvedic

10144

5.10%

7

Sickle Cell

6326

3.18%

8

Surgery

5128

2.58%

9

Unani

5314

2.67%

10

OBGY

5493

2.76%

11

Cardiology

4765

2.40%

12

Dentistry

3767

1.89%

13

ENT

2444

1.23%

14

ART

3720

1.87%

15

Chest

3681

1.85%

16

Ophthalmology

1770

0.89%

17

Neurology

1219

0.61%

18

Psychiatry

759

0.38%

19

Others

759

0.38%

20

Forensic

702

0.35%

21

Anaesthesia

457

0.23%

22

Paediatrics Surgery

599

0.30%

23

Endocrinology

436

0.22%

24

Gastroenterology

373

0.19%

25

Physiotherapy

430

0.22%

26

Urology

362

0.18%

27

Neuro Surgery

253

0.13%

28

GI Surgery

215

0.11%

29

GI Medicine

302

0.15%

30

Nephrology

294

0.15%

31

Haematology / Pathology

177

0.09%

32

Oncology

219

0.11%

33

Plastic Surgery

121

0.06%

34

Epilepsy

34

0.02%

35

Cancer

21

0.01%

36

CVTS

59

0.03%

37

Neuro Physician

11

0.01%

38

Dermatology

2261

1.14%

 

Total

198836

100.00%

 
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