8 May 2007

Mercury Platform

The crafting of an affordable platform, named Mercury, to deliver medical services in regions that might be otherwise difficult to reach and service is now being deployed in Tamil Nadu. The platform, which works on an "always-on" connection, harnesses the Internet as the communication backbone to link patients to hospitals and to experts who might even be on another continent.

When the Tamil Nadu Telemedicine Project has been completed, it will link the Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai with six Government Headquarter Hospitals at Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram, Krishnagiri, Udhagamandalam (Ooty), and Rameswaram.

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