The Sri-Lankan Government has equipped a rural hospital with computer facilities and a broadband link, which will offer remote consultation, diagnosis, and treatment through telemedicine, to patients in rural areas.
The project in Kurunegala, was launched under the Information and Communication Technology Agency’s ‘Nenasala’ program of ICT centres in partnership with the Human Genetics Unit of the Colombo University medical faculty. This new facility would be particularly useful for genetic disorder patients. Now, patients can contact Clinical geneticists in the Human Genetics Unit, Colombo through online and video conferencing. This telegenetic project is aimed to help remote communities to get the best genetic advice available in the country.