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Distance Healthcare Advancement Project

DISHA - Distance Healthcare Advancement Project

Taking healthcare to the most remote corners of the country making quality healthcare accessible and affordable for all. These are some of objectives of DISHA - a Distance health care advancement project. This is an initiative partnered by Apollo Hospitals, Philips, ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) and the Dhan Foundation.

DISHA is a novel telemedicine initiative to provide long distance healthcare to the under-served population. It is specifically aimed at providing healthcare to vulnerable groups at an affordable cost. With this objective in mind, a mobile Teleclinical van will reach out to areas that do not have access to state of the art medical care.

The van will have an ultrasound machine, an X-ray, a defibrillator and an ECG machine along with dedicated doctors and other para-medical staff from Apollo Hospitals. The hospital has also ensured availability of specialist doctors and operational staff at its hospital to facilitate multi-specialty consultations for patients visiting the mobile tele-clinical vans. Aided by technology and service minded medicare professionals, the van will offer superspeciality and speciality tele consultation, lab facilities, onsite consultation and secondary and tertiary care where needed.

DISHA will travel to identified locations once a week and is expected to cover a population of 7,50,000 - in phase one.


Apollo Specialty Hospitals
Lake View Road, K.K. Nagar
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel : 0452 - 2580892 / 2580893
Fax : 0452 - 2580199

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