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A memorandum of understanding was signed between Apollo Group and CSC under the Department of Electronics and Information Technology in Delhi. Apollo Hospitals started telemedicine 13 years back, in an effort to bring healthcare closer to patients of both urban and rural areas. Apollo Tele Health Services, a group company of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited, has signed a MoU with CSC.

This collaboration is aimed at providing primary, preventive and primitive healthcare through tele consultation to rural patients from telemedicine specialitycentres situated within Apollo hospitals across various locations in the country and will run virtual clinics for patients using telemedicine technology. This is the first time in the country that healthcare services are being delivered using information and communication technology at a large scale.

Speaking on the occasion, Apollo Hospitals, Executive Director, Sangria Reddy said that the group planned to make healthcare available to more than 1,00,000 CSC centers using telemedicine platform under its Rural Connect program.

The Common Services Centers Scheme, being the corner stone initiative through the National e-Governance plan of India, is a milestone achievement in creating a structured change agent for socially inclusive community action, according to CSC Chief Executive Officer, Dr Dinesh Kumar Tyagi.

Apollo Tele Health Services, CEO, VikramThaploo said the rural connect program was designed to be socially relevant, financially sustainable and a scalable model. He also added that 112 centres were made operational under this tie-up.


Apollo Hospitals Group today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Common Services Centers (CSC) Scheme of the government to deliver healthcare using telemedicine platform to patients in rural areas.

“Apollo Tele Health Services, a group company of Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd, has signed a MoU with the Common Services Centers Scheme of Government of India,” Apollo Hospitals Group said in a statement.

This collaboration is aimed at providing primary, preventive and primitive healthcare through tele consultation to rural patients from telemedicine specialitycentres situated within Apollo hospitals across the country.

It will run virtual clinics for patients using telemedicine technology.

Commenting on the development, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Executive Director, Sangita Reddy said: “Apollo’s association with CSC is aimed to provide health care services to the rural parts of our country”.

“Apollo plans to make healthcare available to more than 1,00,000 CSC centers using the telemedicine platform under its Rural Connect Programmed.”

Telemedicine service offers the patients a platform for evaluation by medical experts and doctors without having to be physically present at a clinic.

“We are proud to have partnered with Apollo Hospitals in helping us realise the dream of providing healthcare to one and all,” Common Services Centers Scheme CEO, Dinesh Kumar Tyagi said.

India contributes to 16.5% of the total global population and 1/5th of the world’s share of diseases. But there is a marked inequality in healthcare provisioning between urban and rural India, which is further enhanced by factors like geographical and socio-economic barriers. The current healthcare system in rural India is extremely rigid, amounting to inefficiency in responding to local needs and realities.

Apollo Tele Health Services and the “Common Service Centers Scheme” of the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of India has come together to provide primary and second opinion Tele consultation services to over 60000 village level CSCs in India.

The Common Services Center (CSC) Scheme is one of the key pillars of the ambitious National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Government of India to digitally empower rural Citizens. Apollo Tele Health Services is the valued partner for community health care in the CSC program for the Government.

Key Health Care Services from ATHS:

  1. To provide primary and preventive health care services through CSCs to rural and semi urban communities.
  2. To promote health advocacy/literacy and social health education among the rural communities particularly with a focus on:
    1. Women and Child Health.
    2. Non Communicable Diseases screening, management and advocacy.
  3. Provide second opinion and speciality consultations.