Telemedicine is a rapidly developing application of clinical medicine. Telemedicine is the process of using communication through audio and video to convey or exchange notes about a patient with a doctor or also from one medical professional to another. Telemedicine is currently being applied in virtually all medical domains. Patients can be seen by a doctor or a specialist, who can provide an accurate and complete examination, while the patient may not have to travel or wait the normal distances or time like those from conventional hospital or GP visits.
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre is a cancer care set-up, which provides an evidence-based high quality and focused approach to cancer care. Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre targets to constantly strive towards excellence in Oncological care through the combination of latest technology. With the collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Samjhana Laboratory’s vision is to provide healthcare and consultation services to individual patient for consultant opinion, diagnosis and treatment with the application of Telemedicine in Nepal.
Telemedicine comprises of document sharing, video-conferencing, remote monitoring of vital signs. The main crucial part of Telemedicine is Video Conferencing. Video Conferencing has emerged as the most powerful components in telemedicine, that enables doctors and patients to communicate with specialists to make critical diagnosis faster. This new technology has offered new possibilities of improving health services and diagnosis in developing country like ours.Potential Benefits of telemedicine
- Increased Diagnostic Resources
- Patient enabled to stay close to home for their care
- Improved quality of medical services
- Reduced travel times and fewer or shorter hospital stays
- Reduce the cost of healthcare
- Increase efficiency through better management of chronic diseases
Samjhana Laboratory Clinic Pvt. Ltd. has stepped on with a new joint project “Indo-Nepal Tele Onco Care” (INTOC)
in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, India, for the introduction of new, advanced and systematic technology i.e. TELEMEDICINE in Nepal.