Originally developed to service the people in far flung rural areas of
the country, telemedicine in India has come of age with people from other
countries taking advantage of the facility to consult expert Indian doctors
without having to leave their city.
The Apollo Group of Hospitals is the leader in the field of telemedicine
in India. Telemedicine reduces the need for costly transfer of patient
from one location to another, dependence on the opinion of just one specialist,
and the long waiting lists patients often have to endure when they wish
to consult a specialist.