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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
24-July-2015 14:12 IST
Steps Taken to Promote Telemedicine and E-Healthcare

Following steps have been taken by the Government to encourage usage of remote technology to promote healthcare:

Following steps have been taken by the Government to encourage usage of remote technology to promote healthcare:

MoHFW is establishing National Medical College Network (NMCN) wherein 41 Govt. medical colleges are being networked in the first phase riding over National Knowledge (NKN) with the purpose of e-Education and   e-Healthcare delivery.

One National Resource Centre and six Regional Resource Centres have been identified for promoting technologies like remote patient monitoring.

Public health being a state subject primarily responsibility to provide healthcare service to citizens lies with the States / UT Governments. However, under the  National Health Mission (NHM) financial and technical support is provided to States for strengthening health system based on the requirements posed by them in the Programme Implementation Plans (PIPs), including for emergency response ambulances and for toll free helpline (usually Dial 104).

The state-wise funds approved and spent under NHM for ambulance services during the last three financial years are placed below:-

Statement Showing SPIP Approval and Expenditure for ambulance services

   (Rs. in Lakhs)

 

 

 

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Sl.
No.

Name of State/UT

SPIP Approval

Exp.

SPIP Approval

Exp.

SPIP Approval

Exp.

A

High Focus States

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Bihar

337.80

635.07

641.29

544.40

1818.03

474.59

2

Chhattisgarh

3,701.90

3,195.68

1,228.40

4,463.93

4028.84

6250.37

3

Himachal Pradesh

1,179.69

2,725.00

722.40

935.88

650.15

645.20

4

J&K

2,601.00

44.02

16.87

2,034.48

56.76

641.36

5

Jharkhand

3,572.00

424.93

858.40

34.10

2980

7.84

6

Madhya Pradesh

2,562.03

1,620.80

2,763.79

6,696.30

4150.73

3787.16

7

Orissa

791.67

420.37

-

3,485.32

1411.2

1545.53

8

Rajasthan

1,344.00

1,708.00

2,258.48

2,258.48

784.72

1795.52

9

Uttar Pradesh

14,347.40

11,456.80

8,043.03

1,602.41

17580.55

13962.90

10

Uttaranchal

1,284.39

1,068.43

486.24

212.20

639.5

609.88

 

Sub Total

31,721.88

23,299.10

17,018.90

22,267.51

34,100.48

29,720.35

B

NE STATES

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Arunachal Pradesh

84.60

43.59

92.08

86.14

77.08

37.27

12

Assam

5,653.05

3,000.86

2,822.40

2,936.16

2034

1756.20

13

Manipur

223.50

5.36

265.20

141.79

301

114.95

14

Meghalaya

573.72

187.11

110.88

342.69

110.98

10.31

15

Mizoram

155.56

75.90

139.69

68.57

170.13

91.26

16

Nagaland

103.93

58.15

82.90

52.31

113.73

33.04

17

Sikkim

-

0.78

22.01

2.02

36.7

57.62

18

Tripura

668.79

35.14

357.96

17.12

0

0.00

 

Sub Total

7,463.15

3,406.89

3,893.12

3,646.81

2,843.62

2,100.64

C

Non High Focus States

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Andhra Pradesh

-

-

-

-

2932.4

4079.42

20

Telangana

-

 

 

 

2594.4

758.40

21

Goa

353.80

244.00

79.20

138.00

249.6

209.99

22

Gujarat

100.00

325.06

-

-

0

0.00

23

Haryana

1,253.96

1,338.99

3,573.56

2,109.94

2018.27

2722.30

24

Karnataka

4,842.13

1,417.23

4,784.87

212.51

1257.63

3184.03

25

Kerala

3,441.38

1,585.82

1,033.36

579.88

2502

206.26

26

Maharashtra

10,011.31

12,531.61

7,809.20

8,762.00

2872

17560.10

27

Punjab

2,669.31

1,599.19

-

-

0

0.00

28

Tamil Nadu

4,293.58

1,417.57

2,025.20

2,530.33

1408.05

5052.31

29

West Bengal

-

-

-

-

0

0.00

 

Sub Total

26,965.47

20,459.46

19,305.39

14,332.66

15,834.35

33,772.81

D

Small States/ UTs

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Andaman and Nicobar Island

-

-

-

-

0

0.00

31

Chandigarh

41.02

9.72

122.68

10.13

38.42

10.36

32

Dadra and Nagar  Haveli

-

-

-

-

0

0.00

33

Daman and Diu

48.00

70.62

68.07

57.71

20.57

15.41

34

Delhi

1,367.24

479.61

3,040.00

872.58

648

288.00

35

Lakshadweep

3.00

-

-

-

0

0.00

36

Puduchhery

106.25

46.52

86.97

90.65

32.2

69.94

 

Sub Total

1,565.51

606.48

3,317.72

1,031.07

739.19

383.71

 

Total

67,716.01

47,771.93

43,535.13

41,278.05

53,517.64

65,977.51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note : Above mentioned Expenditure figures  are  as per the FMR (and not audited) and hence provisional

 

SPIP- State Programme Implementation Plan

 

The proposed National e-Health Authority (NeHA) would not be responsible for centralization of the medical history of the patients. Establishment of National e-Health Authority is at a concept stage, as of now and views/suggestions invited from various stakeholders have been received.

As per Concept Note, NeHA would promote standardization of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and facilitate its exchange across facilities in a secured manner.

As stated above, Public health is a State subject and Govt. of India provides financial and technical support to States / UTs to strengthen their healthcare system. The decisions pertaining to availing services of private institutions for providing ambulances and emergency medical services fall within the jurisdiction of the State / UT Governments. The state-wise details of service providers are placed below:-

S. No.

State

Operating Agency for Ambulance Services

1

A&N Island

State

2

Andhra Pradesh

GVK

3

Arunachal Pradesh

State

4

Assam

GVK

5

Bihar

Ziqitza and Dr. Jain Video on Wheels

6

Chandigarh

UT

7

Chhattisgarh

GVK

8

D & N Haveli

UT

9

Daman & Diu

GVK - EMRI

10

Delhi

CATS

11

Goa

GVK

12

Gujarat

GVK

13

Haryana

State

14

Himachal Pradesh

GVK

15

Jammu & Kashmir

NA

16

Jharkhand

NA

17

Karnataka

GVK - EMRI

18

Kerala

Kerala Medical Services Corporation

19

Lakshadweep

NA

20

Madhya Pradesh

GVK

21

Maharashtra

BVG

22

Manipur

State

23

Meghalaya

GVK

24

Mizoram

State

25

Nagaland

State

26

Odisha

Ziqitza

27

Puducherry

GVK

28

Punjab

Ziqitza

29

Rajasthan

Ziqitza

30

Sikkim

State

31

Tamil Nadu

GVK

32

Tripura

NA

33

Telangana

GVK

34

Uttar Pradesh

GVK

35

Uttarakhand

GVK

36

West Bengal

NA

 

The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

 

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MV/BK