Every year around 25,000 patients from Eastern India travel to Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Prasanthigram & Whitefield for treatment. Although both the hospitals offer state of the art treatment totally free of cost, poor patients have to spend a considerable amount of money in order to reach there. It costs a poor patient with one attendant, at least rupees ten thousand to make a round trip.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba's Sankalpa to minimize the inconveniences faced by the poor patients motivated the Sri Sathya Sai Medical Trust to set up its first Telemedicine Center at West Bengal which became operational on September 11, 2007. This Centre, which is run by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, West Bengal, acts as a link between the patients and the Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield and Prasanthigram, thus not requiring the patients to travel to Whitefield for treatment that could be offered remotely by used of technology under the supervision of medical doctor. The required equipment and instruments that includes computer system, high definition video camera, communication device, high definition scanner and E.C.G
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