India Intelligence Report

ISRO to Assist in Health


Federal Health Ministry and National Institute of Communicable Diseases in a tie-up with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will link 400 sites countrywide. Using the existing infrastructure in the EDUSAT (the distance learning facility), they plan to connect 100 major hospitals and 300 district headquarters. The plan is to connect all district headquarters to this network by 2007. The objective is to provide a mechanism to report risk factors and health conditions so preventive measures and reactive programs may be launched to deal with health crisis.

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