Infusing technology in healthcare

03 JAN,2021 | MEDC


 

The government has relaxed regulations to allow telemedicine and e-pharmacy platforms offer doctor consultations to avoid overcrowding at hospitals. This is the first time such a thing has occurred in India and it is a positive step. Covid has forced a strategic infusion of technology into our healthcare sector, and this trend needs to be accelerated. The pandemic has led to a rise in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) for diagnosing all kinds of Covid related disorders. The virus is now mutating, and to keep up with it, a dynamic healthcare infrastructure is imperative. India has today over a crore people infected with Covid-19, and unless out-of-the-box uses of technology in medicine can be devised, one can only expect this number to rise. The pandemic has created ample opportunities for creative disruption in the healthcare industry. It is now up to us to think long-term and ingeniously rearrange itstechnological infrastructure. 

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