Tripura bags international award for tele-medicine

Agartala: Tripura has been honoured with an international award at Health World Expo-2011 in New Delhi for implementation of THTM (Tele-Homeopathy Treatment Method) recently, official sources said on Wednesday.

Tripura is the first recipient of an international award for tele-homoeopathy in North Eastern region, Health Minister Tapan Chakraborty said, adding that patients in rural areas have been diagnosed by doctors through video-conferencing.

This project was initiated in Tripura in February last year and more than 21,000 patients were treated so far which received tremendous response in villages. This projected was launched by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.