Ravi Shankar Prasad, Communications and IT Minister, launched SEHAT, a healthcare initiative to boost telemedicine in rural parts of India. Under this initiative, 6,000 common service centers (CSC) across the country will be connected through a common information technology network that will help common people avail information about healthcare.
Prasad said, "The government is working to develop the rural community both socially and economically so as to build an inclusive and enlightened India. With the availability of tele-consultation, the government can redefine the extension of affordable and quality healthcare to citizens, especially in rural India. I hope this will become a game-changer not only for India but also exemplary for other countries across the globe."