Telemedicine makes geography history (India)

Lengthy article and interview with Prof K. Ganapathy, Head of the Division of Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Apollo Hospitals Chennai, and President of the Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation in The Hindu. It describes the current state of telemedicine in India and includes the following question and answer. Q: Is there resistance to telemedicine – from patients and doctors? A: When the concept was discussed in 1999 there was laughter and derision all around. Today the intensity of the laughter has come down! The disbelievers are slowly being converted. However there continue to be sceptics who are cynical of hi-tech methods.

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[Also categorised ‘terminology’ for its use of ‘teleconsultation’.]