The All India Institute of Medical Sciences here has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Telecommunication Consultant of India Limited, which is implementing tele-medicine network and the pan-African e-network being implemented by the Centre.
The pan-African e-network, envisioned by the former President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam would involve giving tele-consultation and tele-education by the Institute to 53 countries of the African Union. The project is being funded by the Centre and the External Affairs Ministry has been designated as the nodal agency. The telecom consultant would be the turnkey implementing agency.
The telecom consultant would design the network, procure and install the equipment, provide support for five years after commissioning the network and provide consultancy to the External Affairs Minister on all matters related to the project.