Telemedicine Service in Union Information & Service Centers

The Access to Information (A2I) under the Prime Minister’s Office operates Union Information and Service Centers (UISCs) in 4,536 unions of Bangladesh. These centers provide various value added service to local citizens against nominal charge using

ICT tools. Local entrepreneurs run the centers. The A2I provided computer, printer, digital camera, scanner and Internet modem to the centers. In 22 of the UISCs, telemedicine service using Skype has been started on pilot basis. Doctors, sitting at the MIS office, are giving medical consultation, every working day. The rural people are really welcoming the service and now the telemedicine service is one of the most popular value added services in the respective UISCs.