The President of India, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will inaugurate country’s first tele-radiology network, which is aimed to provide radiology services in rural areas at minimum cost.
Kakarla Subbarao Radiological and Imaging Educational Sciences Trust, Care Foundation, US Electronics and Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) have developed the network. The network will allow radiology experts to give advice on images of patients, which is sent from hospitals in rural and peripheral areas and provide instant consultation to patients. It is proposed to establish connectivity with 10 diagnostic centres in a year and 50 centres across the country by 2009.