PUDUCHERRY: Subsequent to visit of Director of JIPMER, Prof Dr S C Parija to Korea in November last year, the Telemedicine Services centre of JIPMER entered into collaboration with Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH), South Korea and has started using Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN).
In a release, JIPMER Director informed that after JIPMER became Member of TEIN Network, the hospital can interact and share knowledge with European and Asian Countries.
“To begin with, on February 15, the personnel of JIPMER interacted over Video Conferencing using TEIN Network with Seoul National University Bundang Hospital (SNUBH) South Korea. JIPMER thus became the first centre to use the Telemedicine services for the purpose”, he said.
On this occasion, a scientific programme was organized and initiated by Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, JIPMER. It was attended by Head of the Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Dr Biju Pottakat, Department of Surgical Oncology’s Dr Prasanth Menumada, faculty members and resident doctors.
Dr Parija said the Telemedicine Services of JIPMER has been recognized by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOH&FW) Government of India and JIPMER has been declared as ‘Regional Resource Centre (RRC)’ for Telemedicine for South India (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Puducherry).
The Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) uses the ICT technologies to increase regional cooperation with Asian countries and to bridge the digital divide of less developed regions. It connects universities and research institutions with high capacity Internet network to increase the exchanges of knowledge among them and make big international research projects real
Officer In-Charge of Telemedicine, Dr Ravi Kumar Chittoria, informed that JIPMER is now a member of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), National Knowledge Network (NKN) and Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN).