A team from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will visit Afghanistan soon to install a telemedicine network at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Chid Health (IGICH) in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The network will be linked with New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). After the telemedicine network becomes operational in Kabul, the ISRO and the Afghan health ministry will jointly work on expanding the facility to other provinces.
The Afghan government will be entering into a memorandum of understanding with AIIMS, Apollo Indraprastha Hospital, and Escorts Heart Institute for the proposed telemedicine projects in its provinces.
In the past, hundreds of Afghan patients have been allowed to visit India for medical treatment, life-saving surgeries and investigations into communicable or rare diseases under bilateral agreements.