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Cisco to pilot healthcare project in India

May 2012

Computer networking firm Cisco has launched an initiative in India to improve access to healthcare for the country’s rural population. The US-based multinational is to pilot a remote healthcare project in the Chitradurga district of Karnataka, “to bridge the urban-rural gap” – though two-thirds of India’s population lives in rural areas, 80% of its doctors work in cities. The company will connect healthcare centres and a hospital using technology already in use in the Western world. Aravind Sitaraman, Cisco’s president for  inclusive growth, said: “This project marks significant progress towards the Inclusive Growth goal of using technology as the enabler to bridge the urban-rural gap and Cisco’s vision of changing the way people work, live, play and learn.”




Cisco | Asia | Healthcare

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