Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Are we geared up for combating the deadly diseases

Health is wealth, we all grew up reading this in books and listening to this slogan time and again but how many of us actually ponder on this thought and take time to keep ourselves fit and fine? We all are so busy that we forget about our health until some deadly disease knocks us down.

 The changing lifestyle and the work pressures have made us very vulnerable to all kinds of diseases. The entire world is working for fighting these diseases and India is also fast realizing the threats and making every effort to provide the best of health facilities. With the help of technology such as video conferencing we can actually gear up for providing a healing touch to many interior regions.

Expanding the horizons

People in India have suffered many setbacks due to poor health facilities and the apathy of the officials towards proper hygiene and sanitation. Though the government has made many efforts in this regard by providing healthcare centers at all the major places, but we need to incorporate a better approach towards reaching the interior regions which are still waiting for treatment and medicines. It’s time to expand our horizons and give the rural areas the gift of tele-medicine so that more lives can be saved.

Collaborating research and development in the field of medicine

India has produced many world renowned doctors and scientists who are working day and night to come up with the cure of the deadliest of diseases. The research in medicine can scale new heights with the joint efforts of the national and international community. The video conference software gives our doctors a chance to collaborate better with their counterparts sitting in other countries and come out with the best results.

Connecting the unreachable places to a central location with the help of video conferencing

The interior regions are still suffering due to the unavailability of the medical facilities and they have to travel long distances to get treatment. Some of the villages have got health care centers but there are no doctors. To handle this situation the government needs to install the video conferencing software to connect the patients to a central location where the doctors are available. This can help the helpless people get proper treatment without travelling long distances.   

Free health facilities for the poor

Though the government has revised the health which promises to give free health facilities to all and free medicines to the people below the poverty line but these facilities sometimes don’t reach the people and many suffer due to lack of medicines. So it is very important to monitor whether the medicines are reaching the people in need or whether the doctors are doing their duties impartially. The healthcare system in India suffers a lot due to political interference so we need to keep a check. The video conferencing can create a network of officials to monitor all the efforts put in by the government towards health care.  

Expert advice at hand

Sometimes the major surgeries don’t succeed as the expert surgeons are not available in time. The senior surgeon is always invited for giving their expert advice in carrying on the major operations, especially in cases of open-heart surgeries and neuro-surgeries. It is important to connect with the best people in the field through the best communication system where the surgeon can demonstrate what to do and he can have a better view of the patient to give advice. Video conferencing software has given a new approach to the doctors to carry on with the major surgeries with the help of tele-presence of the expert.
There is no doubt that video conferencing can change the healthcare scenario in India in a better way, giving a healing touch to millions of people in the form of timely treatment.

The author Shelly works as a SEO at People link Corporate Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leader in Software Video Conferencing products,  also sells audio conferencing products and multimedia products like Mini Led Projectors.

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