Kathmandu Model Hospital, NREN and Nepal Wireless initiated a pilot project in 2006, which connected rural community hospitals through both wired as well as wireless networks.
The pilot project was a success and currently, we are in the process of replicating that model in various remote locations of Nepal. As of now we have ten rural health centers in our network and have been conducting regular virtual classes and real-time teleconsultation. With the advent of TEIN3/NREN high bandwidth network, the telemedicine initiatives have broadened and we have established strong partnerships with different Medical and/or Medical/Teaching institutions across the globe. We are connected to a number of universities in the US, Japan, South Korea, and Australia. We are conducting regular teaching/training/consultative sessions with Kyushu University Hospital, Japan, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Korea, the university of Kansas and the University of New Mexico, United States of America. We are also in the process of developing regional contacts with similar institutions among South Asian TEIN3 partners (i.e. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Maldives).
Currently, the following national medical institutions are participants in our NREN based telemedicine initiative:
● Kathmandu Model Hospital, Kathmandu (Medical Partner of NREN)
● Institute of Medicine, Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
● Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu
● Communication Health Education Services by Telehealth (CHEST), Kathmandu
● Gauri Shankar General Hospital, Dolakha
● Manmohan Memorial Community Hospital, Pharping
- Nepal Research and Education Network (NREN) and Telemedicine Society of Nepal (TMSON) jointly organized the workshop: Telemedicine in Nepal- Sharing for Synergy on September 09-10, 2016 in Nepal. The purpose of this workshop was to bring together all such individuals on a single platform where they can share their experiences and ideas for future work.
1. To encourage exchange of ideas and knowledge among healthcare practitioners
2. To foster collaborations and ties both locally and internationally
3. To establish a strong engineering backbone among various healthcare centers.
Telemedicine Sharing for Synergy (Report prepared by Dr. Puja Lama will be attached)