Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Inaugurated JIPMER-BIMSTEC Telemedicine Network

In an effort to provide better access to health care facilities in the developing nations, especially in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) region, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Thursday inaugurated the Jipmer-Bimstec Telemedicine Network on Thursday.

Dr. Parija added that the aim of Jipmer-Bimstec Telemedicine Network (JBTN) is to share knowledge among member countries, promote standardisation, and quality control in surgery by sharing operative videos, initiate evidence-based guidelines for common disease conditions in the Bimstec region, use telecommunication to assist medical treatment in landlocked countries and small island States, preserve traditional medicine knowledge and promote mobile health programme.

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India Syed Muazzem Ali, Deputy High Commissioner of Sri Lanka Vadivel Krishnamoorthy, Medical Superintendent, Jipmer, J. Balachander and Nodal officer Telemedicine and Registrar (Academic) D. Ravi Kumar Chittoria, MPs, and representatives from Bimstec countries were present.