As per the September 2010, Annual Report of Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GOI, 75% of human resources and advanced medical technology,70% of hospitals and 40% of beds are in the private sector and mostly in the urban areas. Due to poor Infrastructure, insufficient supply of skilled doctors and dispersed populations the people living in the rural areas do not get any specialist care ,advice and treatment plan resulting in high MMR (Maternal Mortality Rate per 100,000 live births) and IMR(Infant Mortality Rate).We have proposed a HealthGrid Framework using the SWAN as an IT backbone and also formation of a Data Grid EHR to be shared by specialist doctors to provide better medical services to the rural poor which in turn helps us to meet the MDGs by 2015.
Vishvapathi, P.; Ramachandram, S.; and A, Govardhan
"A Case for using Grid Framework for Indian Rural Healthcare to Meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),"
International Journal of Computer and Communication Technology: Vol. 5:
3, Article 6.
Available at: https://www.interscience.in/ijcct/vol5/iss3/6