Jammu and Kashmir government will soon start telemedicine services in Srinagar to improve medical facilities in the state capital. Under the proposed service, all medical institutions in the Srinagar district will be connected with each other through satellite-based networking channels.
In a statement, state government said, consultations with concerned agencies to introduce telemedicine services are currently underway. The telemedicine services are a part of the Srinagar Smart City project, one important component of which is the introduction of smart healthcare in Srinagar.
The project includes upgrading of existing facilities at Sher-i- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences and Government Medical College Srinagar and setting up of these facilities at all other hospitals and health centres in the district and then connecting all of them together.