MSSRF

As a follow up of the present mantra of the Apollo Group to promote wellness and stay healthy, in a first of its kind initiative, Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (www.telemedicineindia.com) has commenced and initiated an innovative method of providing knowledge empowerment to residents of villages in Tamilnadu. In collaboration with the M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation (www.mssrf.org) using multipoint video conferencing, eminent experienced consultants from the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai interacted in real time with villagers in 12 villages. Initial talks included Introduction to Diabetes, Management of Diabetes, Diabetes in Pregnancy, Prevention, diagnoses and management of complications of diabetes.The first speakers were Dr C. Chandilya, Dr.Boochandran and Dr N Rajendran More than 100 topics and speakers have been identified. It is hoped that the present fortnightly programme will be considerably escalated both in terms of frequency, number of villages covered and increase in number of participants. Following a powerpoint presentation in Tamil where the subject was introduced there was a lively two way audio video discussion with the consultants. Feedback from the 250 plus participants attending each session, confirmed that deployment of technology, could play a major role in empowering the public. In addition to providing authenticated, validated health information on day-to-day healthcare problems, these talks will help create and provide the much needed awareness. Prof. K.Ganapathy, President, ATNFacknowledged the support given by the MSSRF team led by Ms Nancy J Anabbel and Sri Rajkumar .Knowledge levels of the participants before and after the talks, are being evaluated. It is planned to carry out an impact analysis to understand whetherproviding knowledge in health care , will ultimately translate into better health outcomes.

Presentation PDF

Patient Empowerment in Rural Tamilnadu ? The eWay

Video Links :

Session 1 15th Feb 2013 Introduction to
Diabetes
http://youtu.be/GtmQihiUNEc
Session 2 1st Mar 2013 Management of
Diabetes
http://youtu.be/pHqocmVDE-0
Session 3 15st Mar 2013 Diabetes in
pregnancy
http://youtu.be/17CRD-Zc8QU
Session 4 28th March
2013
Heart Disease
Prevention
http://youtu.be/dvzU44WuePs
Session 5 10th April 2013 Kidney Disease
Prevention
http://youtu.be/vEWFZ2N-c-Q
Session 6 26th April 2013 Common Urological
Problems
http://youtu.be/fARonnIPZvE
Session 7 9th May 2013 Vitamin D Deficiency http://youtu.be/41DAhyKb0VE
Session 8 29th May 2013 Common Ear
Diseases
http://youtu.be/8v_fTRGn7ls
Session 9 12th June 2013 Jaundice http://youtu.be/JcVj7HOozWs
Session 10 26th June 2013 Hypertension http://youtu.be/eARoJdnIPZvE
Session 11 10th July 2013 Burns http://youtu.be/VzUj4WsuePs
Session 12 24th July 2013 Diabetic Foot
Syndrome
http://youtu.be/JdAKrTesDpik
Session 13 8th August 2013 Management of
Head Injuries
http://youtu.be/
Session 14 21st August 2013 Recognizing the
Dangerous
Headache
http://youtu.be/bijRyfP5yd0
Session 15 3rd September
2013
Rectal Bleeding http://youtu.be/
Session 16 18th September
2013
Depression http://youtu.be/
Session 17 23-Oct
2013
Fracture Healing and Management http://youtu.be/jMyDwrknRPs/
Session 18 06-Nov
2013
How to Keep Your Heart Healthy http://youtu.be/7sXewjiLjtBLd/
Session 19 20-Nov
2013
Community Ophthalmology http://youtu.be/jSwribcQdMw/
Session 20 04-Dec
2013
Common Dental Diseases http://youtu.be/LerwxdRwVkW/
Session 21 19-Dec
2013
Pediatric Neurology
Session 22 02-Jan
2013
Healthy Eating Healthy Living
Session 23 22-Jan
2014
Menstrual Disorders
Session 24 05-Feb
2014
Common Problems in Gastroenterology
Session 25 18-Feb
2014
Common Urinary Problems
Session 26 05-Mar
2014
Thyroid and Other Hormones
Session 27 02-Apr
2014
Cancer in Women
Session 28 23-Apr
2014
Occupational Health