TELEMEDICINE – A NEW HORIZON IN THE REFORM AND PROPAGATION OF AYURVEDA
The incorporation of this telemedicine facility in the Ayurveda sector will prove to be a major boon for providing and improving the heal Ayurveda has all the potential to preserve the health of people, life prolongation and improvement of quality of life, disease prevention and treatment.
Telemedicine is the technique which uses electronic information to communicate technologies and provide health care support to people situated at a over four decades and has helped in treating in India. The incorporation of this telemedicine facility in the Ayurveda sector will prove to be a major boon for providing and improving the heal Ayurveda has all the potential to preserve the health of people, life prolongation and improvement of quality of life, disease prevention and treatment. With the help of telemedicine it will be able to aid both the urban as well rural health aspects. Telemedicine in Ayurveda can help bridge the gap of specialist medical care to the people of even the remotest area. This article is to discusses about the rationale for the application of Telemedicine in Ayurveda and the challenges to be faced. Telemedicine can be a boom for India where the majority of population resides in the rural areas and they face lot in finding good medical services. Telemedicine is a system which can provide medical support and consultation to patients sitting at any distance from the physician within a short span of time, saving time, the trouble of travelling of the patient and attendants. This system is equivalently beneficial for the doctors also as by this method they can provide their services in any part of the country as well as abroad. In this article we will deal with the different aspects of telemedicine in context to Ayurveda and its effects for the patients. Status of Telemedicine in India – In India, the use of information technology and smart phones has been on a rise in the recent years and the trend is still continuing. The addition of computer education in the school curriculum has led to a raised computer awareness and friendliness in increasing number of families and has led to increase in the usage of internet facilities also. The usage of telemedicine has also increased in India, the major contribution for which was made by the department of information and technology and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).Some of the state governments as well as priva