Weekly Newsletter of CSC e-Governance Services India Limited, December 19, 2014  |   CSC network is one of the largest Government approved online service delivery channels in the world
 Apollo Telemedicine provides a healing touch to rural India in a big way

Over 4536 CSCs spread across 27 States in India are delivering Apollo Telemedicine service through CSCs. Tele consultation has been provided to more than 1800 patients.

Prassanna, (name changed) from Tamil Nadu visited a CSC for availing the telemedicine service. He was consulted by President, Apollo Telemedicine, Dr. K Ganapathy who happens to be a Neuro Surgeon. Prassanna expected the visit to the CSC to not make much difference however, he was taken by surprise.

Dr. Ganapathy identified him to be suffering from a unique disease called “Hirayama”.  The early consultation at CSC saved the patient, as he went in for proper medical aid following that. The tele consultation saved the poor family of Prassanna, from spending almost Rs 2.5 lakhs which they were planning to raise by selling their land to facilitate his surgery.

Tele-medicine has truly providing a healing touch to rural India in a big way.
At present, over 4536 CSC VLEs spread across 27 States of India are trained to deliver telemedicine service through the CSC portal.
So far, Apollo has provided tele-consultation to more than 1800 patients including free consultations, and has built structured EMR for over 669 patients.

Based on the success of the initiative, recently a team from Columbia University visited the village Kandapalayam of TN to make a documentary on the innovative PPP Tele-health care services through CSCs. The same will be taken for case study by the University for teaching their students on evolving Innovations.

Joint Managing Director of Apollo, Ms Sangita Reddy has sanctioned awarding of 100 Glucometers to highly performing VLE’s across 12 States under the telemedicine program. The same was been received by ATHS CEO, Mr. Vikram Thaploo at Hyderabad from the Apollo Hospitals for distribution.


  DeitY to organise Good Governance Day function on Dec 25, 2014

The Government of India has declared 25th December as Good Governance Day. Every Government Ministries/ Department has been asked to organize a function in order to spread the word around about the Good Governance initiatives and projects being undertaken by individual Ministries/ departments. To commemorate the occasion, Department of Electronics and Information Technology is to organize a mega event to showcase achievements, milestones, existing and forthcoming initiatives pertaining to Good Governance.

The concept of good Governance has eight main characteristics. It is participatory Consensus Oriented, Accountable, Transparent, Responsive, Effective & Efficient, Equitable & Inclusive and follows The Rule of Law. It assures that corruption is minimized and the voices of vulnerable groups of the society are heard in decision making. It is also responsive to the present and future needs of the society.

Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has asserted on more than one occasion that Good governance is putting people at the centre of development process. Built on the pillars of Transparency & Accountability, Good Governance has to be pro-people and pro-active.

In a modern democratic society, the extent and the nature of e-Governance is a yardstick of Good Governance. DeitY which is mandated to create an eco system for e-Governance related projects and services is pursuing the cause of Good Governance since its inception. The Digital India program approved by the Government, which aims to transform India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy, will further the cause of Good Governance in the country in letter and spirit. In the last six months, DeitY has taken a number of projects /initiatives, which qualifies one or more parameters of Good Governance.

Date: 25th December 2014
Venue: Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt
Time: 10:30 onwards
Chief Guest:- Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad
Hon’ble Minister,
Communications & Information Technology
Govt. of India