The state government is soon going to introduce a new tele-medicine policy as per which the Odisha Tele-medicine Network will be expanded to district headquarters hospitals (DHHs) and wellness centres functioning under Medical Colleges and Hospitals.
The state government has also planned to start e-classroom facility with the help of tele-medicine technology.
The Health and Family Welfare department has been asked to initiate the process to meet the requirement of human resources.
BSNL authorities have been asked to provide fibre optic connection for round-the-clock internet services.
The nodal centre of tele-medicine network is functioning at SCB Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack.
Meanwhile, Director of NHM Shalini Pandit has directed health screening of sanitary workers in all towns and daily online reporting on the health wellness centre portal.
At a state level review of National Urban Health Mission, she directed for mobilisation of specialists from DHHs and MCHs to AMA Clinic and each district/city to take up at least one innovation/best practice under urban health for acceptance of Odisha Tele-medicine Network.

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