Govt’s telemedicine project to cost Rs. 5.9 b | Sunday Observer

Govt’s telemedicine project to cost Rs. 5.9 b

After the signing of the agreement. From left: Group CEO, Redtone Mex International, Lau Bik Soon, CEO, Redtone Mex, Kar Fong, Minister Rajitha Senaratne, CEO, Hinacom, Tony Cui and Co-Founder Executive Vice President, Hinacom, Yi Isabelle Sun.
After the signing of the agreement. From left: Group CEO, Redtone Mex International, Lau Bik Soon, CEO, Redtone Mex, Kar Fong, Minister Rajitha Senaratne, CEO, Hinacom, Tony Cui and Co-Founder Executive Vice President, Hinacom, Yi Isabelle Sun.

The Ministry of Health will introduce cutting edge, Artificial Intelligence based technology to 20 main government hospitals islandwide.

The Ministry is partnering with Redtone Mex Sdn Bhd - a subsidiary of Berjaya Corporation, Malaysia and Hinacom Software and Technology, China, a company dealing in Medical imaging and Telemedicine to implement this project which

is expected to cost approximately Rs. 5.9 billion. In the first phase of this revolutionary project, a Teleradiology Command Centre will be set up at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL) providing free facilities.

The Command Centre will be linked to hospitals around Sri Lanka. The local healthcare industry has been coping with various challenges, including medical care delivery turnaround time, rapid changes and adoption of expensive diagnostic technology, large digital storage needs and rising costs.

Using the innovative Picture Archiving Communication System (PACS) and Radiology Information System (RIS) digital platforms, the Centre will facilitate enhanced medical imaging services, increasing efficiency as well as bringing considerable cost savings to the public health network.

The project is spearheaded by Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and supported by Additional Secretary, Development, Janaka Chandraguptha and Secretary Wasantha Perera.

 

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