Foreign Prisons Becoming Telemedicine Friendly

Foreign Prisons Becoming Telemedicine Friendly

Medical care in prisons has always been a tough issue, especially in foreign countries. However, with the new trend of Telemedicine and Telehealth, prison systems all over the world now have a wider and more affordable access to healthcare. A prison in India is looking to invest in this up-and-coming healthcare trend.

With the shortage of transportation and prison staff, this will be a huge sign of relief and cost effort for the Karnataka Prison. “Using an Internet connection and a computer, inmates of the Bangalore Central Jail and Hindalga Jail in Belgaum can consult doctors from the Institute of Nephro-Urology (attached to Victoria Hospital), NIMHANS, and Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular sciences.

Read more at: http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bangalore/Telemedicine-Facility-for-Two-Jails-Soon/2014/05/29/article2251614.ece