Feburary 4 : World Cancer Day   |   February 6 : International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation   |   February 10 : National Deworming Day   |   February 12 : Sexual Reproductive Health Awareness Day   |   March 12-18 : World Glaucoma Week   |   March 8 : International Women's Day   |   March 16 : Measles Immunization Day   |   March 20 : World Oral Health Day   |   March 21 : World Down Syndrome   |   March 21 : World Down Syndrome Day   |   March 22 : World Water Day   |   March 24 : World TB Day   |   April 2 : World Autism Awareness Day   |   April 7 : World Health Day   |   April 17 : World Haemophilia Day   |   April 19 : World Liver Day   |   April 22 : Earth Day   |   April 25 : World Malaria Day   |   May 8 : World Red Cross Day   |   May 8 : World Thalassaemia Day   |   May 12 : World Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day   |   May 12 : International Nurses day   |   May 16 : National Dengue Day   |   May 19 : World Family Doctor Day   |   May 31 : Anti-tobacco Day / World no tobacco Day   |   June 5 : World Environment Day   |   June 8 : World Brain Tumor Day   |   June 14 : World Blood Donor Day   |   June 18 : Autistic Pride Day   |   June 21 : International Day of Yoga   |   June 26 : International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking   |   July 1 : National Doctors Day   |   July 11 : World Population Day   |   July 28 : World Hepatitis Day   |   July 29 : ORS Day   |   September 1 to 7 : National Nutrition week   |   September 5 : Spinal Cord Injury Day   |   September 10 : World Suicide Prevention Day   |   September 21 : World Alzheimers Day   |   September 25 : World Pharmacist Day   |   September 28 : World Rabies Day   |   September 29 : World Heart Day   |   October : Breast Cancer Awareness Month   |   October 1 : International Day for the Elderly   |   October 1 : World Vegetarian Day   |   October 2 : National Anti Drug Addiction Day   |   October 9 : World Sight Day   |   October 10 : World Mental Health Day   |   October 12 : World Arthritis Day   |   October 15 : Global Handwashing Day   |   October 16 : World Food Day   |   October 17 : World Trauma Day   |   October 20 : World Osteoporosis Day   |   October 21 : World Iodine Deficiency Day   |   October 24 : World Polio Day   |   October 26 : World Obesity Day   |   October 29 : World Stroke Day   |   October 30 : World Thrift Day   |   November 10 : World Immunisation Day   |   November 12 : World Pneumonia Day   |   November 14 : World Diabetes Day   |   November 17 : National Epilepsy Day   |   November 19 : World COPD Day   |   November 19 : World Toilet Day   |   November 15 - 21 : New Born Care Week   |   November 16-22 : World Antibiotic Awareness Week   |  

National Telemedicine Portal | News


  • 1.HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN BOOST PUBLIC HEALTH.

    Does healthcare need a new discourse in India? Absolutely. Over the past few years, digital technologies have revolutionised the tools used to seek information, communicate and prevent and treat diseases by increasing reach, participation, transparency and accountability while lowering costs. No matter where they live, people are increasingly voicing their concerns and challenging unilateral decisions taken by health providers.



  • 2.NEHA TRIPATHI, LUCKNOW

    We have a project of Telemedicine Bus with SGPGIMS Lucknow, which is fully equipped with advanced diagnostic equipments,” says Neha. Neha has motivated 495 heads of the institutions for declaring their premises as tobaccofree zones and further organised workshops about palliative care in medical colleges of UP and Assam.



  • 4.One day, a machine will smell whether you're sick

    Modern medical research confirms smell of skin, breath, bodily fluids can be suggestive of illnessBlindfolded, would you know the smell of your mom, a lover or a co-worker? Not the smells of their colognes or perfumes, not of the laundry detergents they use — the smells of them?.



  • 5. Med advice to be a phone call away.

    Facing acute shortage of doctors on the state, the health ministry has given its nod to launching of telemedicine services in all government hospitals in the state. we are planning to launch telemedicine system in UP and working out modalities before its launch in about six months.



  • 6. ‘World moving towards Golden Half Hour’.

    Doctors specialising in the treatment of heart and brain stroke are saying all efforts should be made to start treating patients within the first half an hour to reduce mortality and morbidity, said interventional cardiologist and Managing Director of the Ramesh Group of Hospitals, P. Ramesh Babu.



  • 7. Before Centre cancelled health NGO Licence, their partnership.

    In the events leading to the cancellation of its FCRA Licence, the think tank public health foundation of india (PHFI) had been sying essentially the same thing to MPs that a government ministry has done during successive dispensations, and futhering discouragement of tobacca use- often in partnership with the government a cause that the government itself is committed to by an international treaty.



    8. ISRO TO PLAY BIGGER ROLE IN COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT.

    VARANASI: Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Dr K Kasturirangan on Thursday said the Indian space



    9. AMBULANCES TO BE EQUIPPED WITH TELEMEDICINE, GPS FACILITIES.

    The ambulance service in the state will soon have telemedicine and GPS facilities, said health minister Siddharthnath Singh on W



    10. President of India inaugurates first NIMCARE World Health Day Summit 2017.

    The President said that there is a severe shortage of mental health professionals in India and this service gap can be bridged effectively by telemedicine. The World Health Day Summit has begun in the right direction by launching the eCAP & SOL’s Telepsychiatry application for the rural and urban population in need of mental health consultation.



    11. YERWADA INMATES FIRST IN COUNTRY TO GET TELEMEDICINE.

    Doctor-prisoner communication through video conferencing in order to curb escapes from hospital.



  • 12. Telemedicine centres launched in State.

    Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday launched the ‘Mukhyamantri Arogya Kendras’ (MAK), e-urban primary health centres, for providing telemedicine. The government plans to run the MAKs in the private-public partnership mode.



  • 13. Telemedicine can fill in for mental health professionals’ shortage: Mukherjee.

    President Pranab Mukhrjee on Friday said telemedicine can effectively bridge the gap caused due to severe shortage of mental health professionals in India.



  • 14. Telemedicine facility at Nalgonda hospital on the cards.

    Stating that District government hospital had well-equipped labs and expert doctors, Collector Gaurav Uppal stated that plans were afoot to arrange telemedicine facility to provide the best medical treatment to the patients in the district.



  • 15. KMCH launches first mobile stroke unit with advanced CT imaging.

    Kovai Medical Center and Hospital (KMCH) launched the Asia’s First innovative new Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) designed to bring time-critical stroke care to patients on the way to the hospital.



  • 16. Narayana Health launches cloud enabled e-health centre.

    Narayana Health Group that runs RN Tagore Institute of Cardiac Sciences in Mukundapur, Kolkata and Narayana Superspeciality & Multispeciality hospitals in Howrah announced the launch of its fourth e- Health Centre in West Bengal at Tikiapara in Howrah district.



  • 17. Lack of awareness about new medical products: Patel.

    There is lack of awareness about new medical products and diagnostic tools and technology are being used under the National Health Mission to overcome this, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel.



  • 18. Apollo Health to expand network pan-India.

    Apollo Health & Lifestyle Limited (AHLL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited (AHEL) is planning to expand its network across India across verticals.



  • 19. Far Too Many Gaps.

    India's National Health Policy, which plans to increase public spending on health from 1.15% to 2.5% by 2025 and offer " assured health care to all", is a step down from the policy's draft in 2015 that had proposed health be considered a fundamental right and set the deadling for raising spending on health to 2.5% by 2020.



  • 20. This doctor dumped US job to build integrated medicine platform Syncremedies.

    The startup melds practices from various disciplines to provide holistic medical intervention to patients.



  • 21. MoH&FW launches National Dental and Oral Health Information IVR Portal, toll free number.

    On the occasion of ‘World Oral Health Day’ Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare along with CK Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dr Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services, launched the Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material.



  • 22. Remote on line bedside monitoring system soon in all hospitals.

    JIPMER has been adopting the system in the tertiary burns unit of the Department of Plastic Surgery.



  • 23. KMCH launches India's first Mobile Stroke Unit.

    Kovai Medical Center and Hospital today launched Asia’s First innovative new Mobile Stroke Unit (MSU) designed to bring time-critical stroke care to patients on the way to the hospital.



    24. Hot Startup - Filling the Gap in Healthcare, by Design.

    A technology design and development company, focusing on healthcare applications.



    25. A digital revolution in health care is speeding up.

    Telemedicine, predictive diagnostics, wearable sensors and a host of new apps will transform how people manage their health.



    26. Celes Care launches virtual clinic for women.

    Celes Care, a digital healthcare start-up today launched India's first virtual health clinic for women. Telangana Industry and IT Minister K T Rama Rao who launched the virtual clinic congratulated the team and expressed happiness for choosing Hyderabad as their base to extend digital health care across the globe.



  • 27. Raje Launches ambulance service,rural heart patients to get relief.

    JAIPUR: People in remote and rural areas who suffer heart attacks, will immediateely get care and treatment through telemedicine and ambulances equipped with the latest gadgets will reach them with in minutes, said chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Saurday.



  • 28. 3D-printed implants usher in medical revolution for nation.

    The courage of a schoolteacher has ushered a quiet medical revolution in India with links that spread from Bareilly to Gurugram.Earlier this month, a team of doctors from Medata: the medicity in gurugram successfully performed a surgery on the failing spine of a woman and inserted, for the first time, a 3D-printed titanium implant, giving her a new lease of life.



  • 29. In India, 1,000 Villages Will Become Free Internet Hotspots.

    In an effort to kickstart cashless payments and connect residents with telemedicine and tele-education resources, India will provide free Wi-Fi to as many as 1,050 rural villages. This Digital Village scheme will provide regular internet access to anyone who wants to connect to it, most likely using smartphones.



  • 30. DrLive: Making Healthcare Accessible For All Through Telemedicine.

    The doctor-patient ratio in India is around 1:2000, way less than the WHO norm of one doctor per 1000 citizens. Around 70 percent of Indian population lives in the rural areas and getting access to a doctor is much more arduous for them. But with internet booming in India with almost over 200 million internet users, it is widely believed that mobile technology can be harnessed to decentralize India's healthcare industry to reach every citizen http://www.drlive.in.



  • 31. Leveraging Telemedicine for better healthcare solutions.

    Headquartered in Kaula Lampur, Columbia Asia is one of the world's leading private healthcare chains with an extensive network of hospitals across Africa, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam. The company believes in setting-up hospitals in residential areas for accessibility and efficiency.



  • 32. Teladoc, Kinsa team up to add digital thermometer to telemedicine offering.

    Teladoc is the latest telemedicine company to incorporate connected devices into its offering via an expanded partnership with FDA-cleared connected thermometer company Kinsa.



  • 33. Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences to open telemedicine centres in Nepal.

    Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences signed a MoU with the Kathmandu-based Association of Non-Government Hospitals (ANGHOS) to establish telemedicine centers linking seven of ANGHOS member hospitals in Nepal with its medical experts in India. The wide-ranging agreement, which also involves initiatives like training and exchange programs for doctors, students and nurses, promises to herald a new era of collaborative healthcare between the two countries.



  • 34. Union Budget 2017: Launch of DigiGaon to promote telemedicine commendable, says Ameera Shah, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd.

    Ameera Shah, MD & Promoter at Metropolis Healthcare Ltd on Thursday said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made many positive announcemnets for the healthcare sector in the Union Budget 2017.



  • 35. Kochi’s Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences to open telemedicine centers in 7 Nepal hospitals.

    The agreement was signed by Dr. Prem Nair, Medical Director, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, and Dr. Bharat Pradhan, Chairperson, ANGHOS, Nepal .



  • 36. Healthcare in India: As Indian economy turns cashless, Narendra Modi government must aim at digitised medicare.

    This can be very easily termed as black health, akin to the black economy. Black health is more of an administrative failure, which can only be solved by administrative innovations.



  • 37. HT Newspaper "Pali, Jodhpur Gov. Hospitals Selected for DIGITAL PROJECT".

    The Union Gov. is all set to initiate digitisation of hospitals in western Rajasthan. The Scheme, as a pilot project, will be launched in jodhpur and pali districs and the hospitals here will be developed in to model hospitals.



  • 38. New learning module on Telehealth, telemedicine and telecare launched.

    A national eLearning course enabling health professionals to get up to speed with technology-enabled care, which has been supported by local health organisations, has been launched.



  • 39. E-Health Centre opened at Shadnagar.

    inauguration of e-Health Centre at Shadnagar, only the second such facility in the state after the similar facility at Rasoolpura in Secunderabad, the minister said this facility would enable the staff to identify the patients suffering from tuberculosis even in the far flung areas.



  • 40. DRDO achievements in 2016: A look back at a year in Indian defence technologies.

    The Portable Telemedicine System (PDF) for Armed Forces was developed by the Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL), Bengaluru.



  • 41. Digital battle against epilepsy.

    “The first step towards managing epilepsy in the state was the inauguration of TerraBlue XT Telemedicine platform, a system through which epileptic patients and their families can avail treatment and counselling via teleconference with prominent neurosurgeons and experts from different parts of the country.



  • 42. Dr Jitendra Singh for promoting PPP model in healthcare services.

    “Leapfrogging to the future – Vision 2030” at the 13th India Health Summit 2016 organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here yesterday, Dr Jitendra Singh said that in a country as heterogeneous as India.



  • 43. In emergencies, drones can help deliver medical supplies and … even Google Glass.

    The purpose of the demonstration was to put the capabilities of the Telemedical Drone Project — known as HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue Operations) for short— on display. The concept was was co-developed by Subbarao and Guy Cooper Jr., a fourth-year medical student at WCUCOM.



  • 44. Telemedicine: The Cost-Effective Future of Healthcare.

    telemedicine, or telehealth, is a virtual visit with a primary care provider (PCP). This includes checking in with medical professionals through phone calls, over video chat, or with e-mail.



  • 45. Establishing the National eHealth Authority can lead to better protected medical records.

    Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) of the Government of India has proposed the establishment of a National eHealth Authority (NeHA) to oversee incorporation of information and communication technologies into the healthcare industry.



  • 46. Startups complement existing rural healthcare networks with technology.

    elemedicine is not new to India — private hospitals such as Apollo, Narayana Health and Fortis and non-profit healthcare institutions as well as government hospitals have been working on remote healthcare delivery for years.



  • 47. ESIC launches tele-medicine services for North East.

    Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya launched the 2nd phase of Tele-medicine services for providing specialist medical services at a distance to insured workers here today,” the Labour Ministry said in a statement.



  • 48. Rs 100-cr telemedicine institute project set to take off at PGI.

    The PGI’s ambitious Rs 100 crore project of the National Institute of Telemedicine is ready to take off. The project has got the nod of the apex decision-making body. A notification in this regard was issued today. The institute had earlier received sanction from the governing body.



  • 49. IT sector chases artificial intelligence, Internet of Things to stay relevant.

    Kris Gopalakrishnan, co-founder of Infosys, India’s second-largest software exporter, said these significant changes are creating new opportunities such as autonomous vehicles and jiotelemedicine.



  • 50. Telemedicine takes advancements in healthcare to distant corners.

    Gaurav is among the many beneficiaries of telemedicine, which has helped many citizens in remote areas of the country seek medical opinion from some of the leading doctors.



  • 51. How telemedicine network is spreading to far-flung areas.

    The primary focus of such initiatives is to provide healthcare accessability in distant areas, rural communities and piligrimage centers.

    Jitendra Arora, Director (e-Health), MOHFW