Understanding the crucial role of Electronics in Medical application, Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), has initiated a series of proactive measures. These include development and deployment of indigenously developed medical electronic devices in healthcare centres across country.
Department has sponsored many R&D projects in the area of Medical Electronics & Health Informatics. A few of these technologies have already been transferred to potential manufacturers for commercial production. These include 6MeV Linear Accelerator (LINAC), Closed Loop Anesthesia Delivery System (CLADS) & Microwave Disinfection System for Hospital Waste. Under the aegis of DeitY, 6 MeV Medical LINAC machines used for radiation therapy in cancer patients has been installed at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha(Maharashtra); Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai (Tamil Nadu) & Institute Head & Neck Oncology, Indore (Madhya Pradesh).
Technology/ products have been developed for the visually challenged people and successfully implemented in a number of blind schools in the country. DeitY had also sponsored development of Telemedicine technology to provide quality healthcare to patients in rural/ remote locations through specialists. Under Telemedicine pilot projects implementation during the last decade, Telemedicine centers were set up in various States. A number of doctors and paramedics were trained by using this Technology. A National resource center for Telemedicine has also been set up at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.
The thrust areas of the division are:
- Medical and Imaging equipment, including MRI.
- Electronic Health Record & Online courseware in health informatics.
- Decision support system.
- Infrastructure for training, maintenance of medical electronics equipment.
- Establishing Centre of excellence in medical electronics R&D.
- Futuristic R&D project using new/next generation technologies, including neuro technology.
- Development of assistive technologies and independent living aids.
For Further Information
Shri Pardeep Chopra
Scientist-G, Head of Division
R&D in Medical Electronics & Health Informatics Division