Kerala state chapter of the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) will be formally inaugurated on 19th January at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi.
Telemedicine Is a technology platform which connects the patient to doctor in spite of geographical barriers.
The Vice-Chancellor of Kerala University of Health Sciences Prof (Dr) Mohanan Kunnummal will inaugurate the TSI Kerala chapter. Major general AK Singh, President of TSI and Dr Murthy Remilla, Hon. Secretary of TSI will be also participating along with the state executive committee members, doctors, hospital administrators and students.
Dr Prem Nair of AIMS has been elected as the President of the State Chapter, Kerala is way ahead in adopting telemedicine. Started way back in 2002, Amrita hospital was the first to get connected with ISRO Telemedicine network, connected to Lakshadweep and saved many lives, according to a press statement.
In 2003, AIMS performed a lifesaving telesurgery on a Sabarimala pilgrim in Kerala with the help of ISRO telemedicine network.
TSI is a National scientific society formed for the promotion of telemedicine in India. It provides a global platform for doctors to collaborate with technologists for telemedicine specific needs. TSI also co-ordinates with academic institutions and Medical Council of India, AICTE, DOEACC and regulating agencies in developing curriculum for telemedicine training courses and incorporating appropriate modules in the medical, dental and paramedical training programmes.
There are about 10 state chapters of TSI across India.