Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Treatment by Internet

From The East African

Hospitals in rural Tanzania have designed ways to communicate with doctors in referral hospitals using the Internet

The Bugando Referral Hospital in Mwanza has a telemedicine unit that connects Rubya and Kibondo hospitals. The remote hospitals are supplied with a computer, a scanner and a digital camera.

This may not be the full telemedicine suite, where there is real time media streaming, high speed Internet, high resolution cameras and other sophisticated devices at work. But the teams at the hospitals have still made giant strides towards making healthcare more accessible.

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