Telecommunications Consultant India Limited (TCIL) is planning to provide health education through Pan Africa e-network project to Africa.
TCIL has signed an MoU with Ministry of External Affairs Government of India for e-VidyaBharati and e-Aarogya Bharati (e-VBAB) project whereby education and health services will be provided over ICT network.
“This project will provide an opportunity for local employment, and open the door for access to education and medical expertise from India to African students, doctors, nurses and paramedical staff,” said Manoj Sinha, Minister of Communications (Independent Charge).
In Pan Africa e-Network Project (PNeNP) Phase II, services will be delivered primarily through the internet, using web portals, and they will now be called e-VidyaBharati and e-Aarogya Bharati added Sinha.
Additionally, 6,300 Continued Medical Education (CME) sessions and 700 Tele-medicine consultations have been provided to African doctors, nurses and para medical staff.
In its first phase, the project has provided Tele-Medicine and Tele-Education services using satellite communication to 20,000 students from African countries.