NatHealth Keen on 'Digital India' Tie-up With TN Dept

Published: 13th July 2015 03:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th July 2015 03:21 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: NatHealth, a healthcare body in India, is ready to tie-up with the State Health Department to extend digitalised healthcare service to people under the banner 'Digital India'. Various health care companies participated in the governing council meet of NatHealth in the city on Friday, and discussed the 'Digital India' project.

Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Sushobhan Dasgupta, president NatHealth, said efforts to transform India into a connected knowledge economy and offering world class services at the click of a mouse was the aim of NatHealth.

The company had signed an MoU with NASSCOM to leverage technology to address healthcare challenges in India.

Anjan Bose, secretary general, NatHealth, said India’s mobile penetration has increased at 3 per cent, smartphones at 70 per cent and Internet at 22 per cent. “NatHealth would be tapping these resources and using them to engage people in healthy living and prevention of diseases,” he added.

State Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said that in the government sector, manpower and resources were unequally distributed and to balance these two, the role of private partners was important. “We would welcome it if NatHealth comes out with new plans and may also look for future collaborations, if needed,” he added.

NatHealth officials assured that they would come up with a good healthcare providing facility suitable for Tamil Nadu, and expressed their interest in collaborating with the government. Dr Preetha Reddy, vice chairperson, Apollo Group of Hospitals, also spoke at the event.

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