A teledermatology facility will soon be available to people living in rural and farflung areas.
In association with the government, CUTIS, Academy of Cutaneous Sciences, a dermatology research institute, which was inaugurated here on Sunday, will launch a project to help rural populace through its ‘Helping the Helpless through Teledermatology (HHTD).
Speaking at the launch, Dr B S Chandrashekar, chief dermatologist of CUTIS, said that the organisation will tie up with taluk and district-level hospitals. Doctors will visualise patients sitting at these centres and diagnose them and decide on the treatment. “This facility will also be extended to all Primary Health Centres (PHCs) on a rotational basis,” he said.
The hospital will also conduct exchange programmes for foreign students in association with the National Skin Centre at Singapore.
Disease like psoriasis, eczemas, and communicable diseases like leprosy and HIV will be treated at the hospital, he added.