The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) oversees the implementation of policies and programs for health and health care in the country. While the responsibility for the delivery of health care services rests largely with the State Governments, the Central Government sets policies and provides resources for the implementation of nationally formulated Programs.
A Mission Mode Project (MMP) on Health was approved for MoH&FW by the Apex Committee for the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) chaired by the Cabinet Secretary for inclusion under the NeGP.
Now, the Telemedicine Division of MoH&FW is in process of implementing a Tele-medicine project interlinking 41 Medical colleges and has published an EoI (Expression of Interest) for empanelment of interested agencies.
MoH&FW is now planning to create a PMU (Project Management Unit) to assist the Telemedicine division in MoH&FW at Delhi. The PMU would be based at MoH&FW office in Delhi and will work under the supervision of the officials of the Telemedicine Division.