Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India is implementing a green field project on ehealth including Telemedicine on National Medical College Network (NMCN) for interlinking the Medical Colleges across the country with the purpose of e-Education and National Rural Telemedicine Network for e-Healthcare delivery. Considerable amount of effort has already been undertaken to give a shape to the project. Locations for the National Resource Centers and Regional Resource Centers for NMCN have been defined. and the medical colleges to be linked to these five regional centers have also been worked out.
Communication from MOHFW had been sent to all the states and UTs to provide the list of medical colleges to be networked and nominate a faculty member from each medical college as Nodal Officer for Telemedicine. High speed optic fiber based internet bandwidth been deployed under National Knowledge Network Project in as many as 150 medical colleges around the country. Many Medical Institutions have migrated to NKN backbone to enhance their capacity of telemedicine activity using telemedicine platform deployed by Central and State government agencies.