Armenia, India sign memorandum about cooperation in telemedicine worth over $530,000

Armenia, India sign memorandum about cooperation in telemedicine worth over $530,000

YEREVAN, June 24. /ARKA/. The governments of Armenia and India signed a memorandum about setting a joint telemedicine network. The document was signed by Armenia’s deputy minister of healthcare Sergey Khachatryan and Indian ambassador to Armenia Suresh Babu in Yerevan on Tuesday.

According to the memorandum, modern telemedicine equipment worth $530,000 provided by the Indian side is to be installed in Erebuni Medical Center in Yerevan and nine regional medical centers, in Giumry, Vanadzor, Alaverdi, Goris, Kapan and Meghri in particular.

There is certain experience of cooperation between Armenian medical institutional and overseas medical centers, the deputy minister said. But the memorandum with India is the first experience of interstate cooperation, Khachatryan said.

The deputy minister said the cooperation will enhance the quality of services in Armenia’s medical institutions. He also said they were planning to expand cooperation on telemedicine with other countries as well and with Russia in particular.

Ambassador Suresh Babu, in his turn, said the negotiations took about two years with Indian specialists visiting Armenia to assess the country’s potential for telemedicine.

The memorandum also envisages educational programs to enhance the skills of the staffs in Armenia’s medical institutions.

Telemedicine uses computer and telecommunications technologies for better diagnosis and treatment of patients. –0--

14:35 24.06.2014

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