India: Jharkhand, an Indian state, plans to use GPS-based systems to monitor medical staff and ambulances.
The project will be started on September 2. In the first phase, a fleet of 274 ambulances will be equipped with GPS-based systems and webcams. These ambulances will be deployed in 24 districts of the state. The GPS device will tell whether an ambulance visited a particular remote area or not. The civil surgeons of all districts will have to send webcam data to health department principal secretary every day. This will help in monitoring the presence of the healthcare official. It will also tell whether healthcare equipments like ECG machines, X-Ray machines and other emergency instruments are being used or not.