The Indian Railways is planning to expand their telemedicine network to 23 more places across India.
Currently, the Indian Railways is providing telemedicine facilities in nine places including Ratnagarir, Reasi, Valsad. Now, the facility is going to be available in 23 more places in Maharashtra, Goa, Jharkhand, UP, Bihar, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Telemedicine uses electronic communication and information technologies to provide health care when distance separates medical specialists from the patient. Railways is trying to establish telemedicine facilities, where medical facilities are not upto the optimal level.