BTF to Launch Telemedicine Project

Binaytara Foundation (BTF) launching telemedicine between physicians in USA and those in Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal to help improve patient care and promote evidence based medicine in Nepal.

Using wireless video consultation, medical students, interns, residents and other physicians at Manipal College of Medical Sciences will be able to discuss challenging cases with the experts in the field from United States of America. This will help impact patient care. Experts in USA have volunteered for this project and they will also provide lectures for the medical students and physicians in Nepal. This will help improve physicians’ access to cutting edge medicine available only in developed countries and few centers in developing countries. Dr. Robert Molokie, assistant professor of hematology oncology at University of Illinois at Chicago and Dr. Umid Shrestha, Associate Professor of Medicine at Manipal College of Medical Sciences are coordinating the project in USA and Nepal respectively.