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Deccan Herald, Tuesday, December 12, 2006 – Tele-medicare unit setup at Indus School

The Indus International School on Sarjapur Road became the first ever such educational entity in India to setup a telemedicine unit on its premises.

This residential and day scholar school has always faced problems accessing the heart of the City; so it obviously felt it would be best if healthcare facilities were available on the campus itself.

The satellite link for the facility, inaugurated on Monday, is being provided by ISRO, while the system and the software come, free, from TeleVital Inc.

The Chief Executive Officer of Indus Trust, Lt Gen Arjun Roy, said telemedicine offered the dual potential of both improved access and quality care to students and the faculty.

Special services

"It can be linked to videoconferencing sites across the country and internationally. This saves on travel time and expense, increasing our access to specialty services," he added.

The specialised unit will also be available free to villagers located near the school, as part of the community service initiative that IIS has undertaken.

The school also has an ambulance service.

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