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Canara Bank, Biocon Foundation, and OTTET join hands for e-health project in Odisha

The Times Of India:  March, 2014

Bangalore: Canara Bank has lent support to Biocon Foundation and OTTET (Orissa Trust of Technical Education) for a public private partnership (PPP) with the Odisha government to deliver a novel e- healthcare program for the underprivileged and rural communities in the state.

OTTET has been actively engaged in an e-health program with the Odisha government to provide access to quality healthcare for 51,000 villages in the state. Now, Biocon Foundation has joined hands with OTTET to augment and implement a unique mega-ICT based e-Health project in the state.

Under this partnership Biocon Foundation & OTTET will set up an electronic diagnostic facility, an e-Health Centre, managed by local young entrepreneurs, at all Primary Health Centers (PHC) in Odisha. The entrepreneurs will be provided financial assistance by Canara Bank and will be trained by Biocon Foundation & OTTET to support the medical officer at the PHC for various healthcare and diagnostic services.