Meshnet Conceptualization for Health Services in Nagaland
pilot project is implemented on joint venture by Mission for Geo-spatial
Application, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and GIS &
Remote Sensing Centre, Planning Department, Govt. of Nagaland.
In a state like
Nagaland where the total area is 16,579 sq, with many hilly and rugged terrain which are still
inaccessible, the Department aimed to provide for an accessible, affordable, acceptable and
accountable health care through a functional public health system comprising
of District Hospitals, Community Health Centers (CHCs), Primary Health Centers
(PHCs), Sub Centers (SCs) and Big Dispensaries.
At present challenge is to
make basic health care accessible for the masses while utilizing the
existing human resources available with the department. To extend the basic minimum
healthcare for state’s population which is predominantly rural and
distributed across distant geographical terrains; it has been envisioned to
introduce Meshnet system through which specialists at higher health units
can diagnose a patient from lower health units ,
prescribe medication and treatment, or even perform surgery through Live
HD-quality video assistant without having the patient spend time and money
traveling to a major town or city for treatment.
The proposed solution "Meshnet Technology" will enable point to point
communication between the different health centres at a speed of 150 MBPS –
200 MBPS. Having high bandwidth, Meshnet technology is initially envisage
for use in performing Live surgery in the remote/rural area with assistant
from Specialist from NHAK using HD quality video camera and to
support/supplement the Telemedicine system. But in addition, meshnet will
also be use for setting-up video conferencing environment that will empower
individual health centre to connect easily with higher level institutes with
specialists and Medical Directorate for face-to-face communication with the
click of a mouse button.
Implementation of Meshnet for Health Services
The Meshnet Technology for use in Health services requires video components
Like web camera, microphones, web video conferencing software etc. Meshnet
will provide High speed connectivity for data, audio and video
There are many advantages in the use of Meshnet Technology in health-care
and delivery system
Meshnet System can help in performing Surgery in the remote Health centre
through consultation with Specialist Doctor in the Headquarter. The system
allows HD - quality live video streaming which will be use for conducting live
Consultation between Patients and specialist Doctor through video
conferencing (Telemedicine) which will help the patients to save on travel
time and costs.
Medical Directorate can have meetings easily between Headquarter (NHAK)
and other health centres (CHC & PHC) that are situated in the remote Area.
Once Meshnet System is in place all communication (video, audio, files
etc.) are free of any charges.
The meshnet system can be link to internet (www) which will allow access
of internet in the remote areas where the meshnet system is in place.
HealthCare Network in Kohima : Successfully
established the Meshnet connectivity connecting all PHC’s , CHC’s under
Kohima District to General Naga Hospital & Medical Directorate. At each node
a Wi-Fi connectivity is also being provided having range of up to 500ft for
wireless connection to network.
Meshnet connectivity established
|Name of Health Unit
||Naga Hospital Kohima
||Sweba (Vishwema) PHC
||Directorate of Health & Family Welfare