Teledermatology project launched
Telemedicine Working Group of Bangladesh (TWGBD) and Grameenphone(GP) have recently signed an agreement at the GP corporate head office in the capital recently. They signed the deal in order to increase accessibility of specialized dermatology services for the rural community.
This project will enable patients suffering from skin diseases to consult with a specialized doctor realtime via store and forward method with the help of Digital Imaging and Communication in Telemedicine (DICOT) & Telemedicine Information, Management and Education System (TIMES).
Prof. Reza Bin Zaid, Chairman TWGBD and Tore Johnsen, CEO from Grameenphone inked the deal to initiate the pilot teledermatology project through Communicaty Information Centers (CIC).
For the pilot phase, 4 CICs will be equipped with all the telemedicine hardware (DICOT) and software (TIMES).