OncoNET India - Sanjeevani Mobile Telemedicine Units
Country of Operation
- Government of IndiaGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryThe ‘OncoNET’ project is a proven technology based cancer care delivery program sponsored by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&FW), Government of India (GOI).
The project is spearheaded by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in association with National Informatics Centre (NIC), Department of Information Technology, Government of India and aims at bringing cancer care to towns and villages in India where such services are lacking. This collaborative network is expected to facilitate early detection of cancer patients across the country through peripheral centres, delivery of telemedicine services to them, creation of cancer patients' register , Electronic Health Records (EHR), and Continued Medical Education (CME) programmes.
Key program components
This is achieved by connecting Regional Cancer Centres (RCC), equipped with best cancer treatment facilities and dedicated doctors and health care professionals, with various Government Hospitals such as District hospitals, Taluk hospitals, etc. which are designated as peripheral cancer treatment delivery points (PCCs) using advanced Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).
Such designated PCCs act as “virtual” extension of the RCCs using telemedicine tools and ICTs. Thus, cancer patients in places far away from the RCCs can avail consultation services with RCC specialists using OncoNET telemedicine software by visiting the nearest OncoNET centre manned by a doctor and a assistant at PCC.
Components of the program include:
early detection of cancer among rural; follow up and monitoring of cancer patients undergone treatment, treatment of early stage cervical cancer, pap smears and colposcopic exams, service of specialist doctors near patient locations, creating awareness of various diseases.