Telemedicine Satellite Centers (TSCs)

ChildLife Telemedicine Satellite Centers act as a game changer in the current healthcare scenario. The idea behind expanding the network of TSCs is to facilitate patients, in need of emergency care but living in the far flung areas.

The doctors sitting at the central site ensure connectivity to the secondary hospitals through screens connected via fiber optic/VSAT with high definition cameras installed at remote site. Physician on call guides the nurse present at the DHQ/secondary hospital about the treatment required for the patient.

Telemedicine Satellite Centers help in the following ways:

  • Increase Access: TSCs actually benefit the patients living in remote areas.
  • Improve Quality :It also helps in getting a second opinion for critically ill children.
  • Effective Monitoring: Telemedicine Satellite Center supports a mechanism to monitor activities of the patients being treated at DHQ/secondary hospitals.
  • Cost Effective: The care through telemedicine satellite center incur low cost.

Following activities take place between the central site & the satellite center:

  • Tele-consultation
  • Virtual Round
  • System Check
  • Observations

Currently, ChildLife Foundation is providing telemedicine support in the resuscitation rooms at 11 ChildLife ERs in government teaching hospitals. Moreover, ChildLife runs 56 Telemedicine Satellite Centers in district and tehsil headquarter hospitals (DHQs and THQs). So far, all 30 districts of Sindh as well as 33 districts of Balochistan have been covered through our hub-and-spoke telemedicine network.