Mayor D. Venkatesh Murthy said Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) hospitals will be provided with telemedicine facility.

At a meeting with senior health officials, the Mayor discussed the modalities to implement the initiative in hospitals and health centres so as to benefit the deprived sections of society who cannot afford treatment at private multi-speciality hospitals.

In the wake of shortage of medical doctors in BBMP hospitals, he said, senior health officials had been asked to take steps for adopting telemedicine facility, including tie-ups with government and multi-specialty hospitals.

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