I. A Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) amounting to Rs. 103.99 Crores has been approved for establishment of National Medical College Network (NMCN), wherein 41 Govt. Medical Colleges are being networked in the first phase riding over National Knowledge Network- high speed bandwidth connectivity, with the purpose of e-Education and e-Healthcare delivery.
II. Setting up of new Telemedicine nodes in collaboration with D/o Space (ISRO) at following remote locations:
i. One districts each in Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
ii. Chardhams, Kailash Mansarover, Amarnath and Ayappa pilgrimage places.
III. Financial and technical support is also being provided to State Governments for strengthening and promoting Telemedicine network under their respective States/ UTs Programme Implementation Plan (PIPs) of National Health Mission (NHM) scheme.
Ministry has developed Standard Treatment Guidelines for different diseases and the same are applicable to Telemedicine services.
The Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.