Karnataka District Joins Hands with Cisco to Pilot Remote Healthcare

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Cisco has announced the launch of its Cisco healthcare solution pilot program to enable remote healthcare for two primary healthcare centers from the district hospital in Shimoga District.

The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri D.V Sadananda Gowda, and Aravind Sitaraman, President of Inclusive Growth, Cisco, attended the event.

With this project, Cisco advances its Inclusive Growth vision of using technology to bridge the urban-rural gap. Earlier this year, Cisco launched the initiative so that rural communities can get access to essential urban services like healthcare, education, a marketplace and access to public services through technology and bring them into the mainstream economy. Using the network as a platform, these services can bring about transformational change and greatly reduce the urban-rural divide.

Last year, Cisco introduced its healthcare solution in its corporate social responsibility project — Samudaya — to enable access to remote healthcare to flood-affected people of Raichur on a proof-of-concept basis. So far, using the medical services of RxDx multispecialty hospital in Bangalore, this technology has enabled remote consultation for over 850 patients.

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