ISRO making efforts to launch a national science channel

ISRO making efforts to launch a national science channel

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Indian Space Research Organization Chairman G Madhavan Nair has said efforts were on to launch a national science channel and favoured a dedicated satellite for health services when telemedicine projects in India “attain critical mass.” The Department of Science and Technology in India has taken a decision in principle to launch the channel. The Department wants a national science channel. They are having a dialogue with concerned agencies to see how best they can launch such a television channel for the country.

Noting that the telemedicine projects were picking momentum in the country, Nair, who is also Secretary in the Department of Space, said “as and when there is sufficient load, we will think of a separate satellite for health services.” At present, 60 district hospitals were connected to super speciality hospitals and the plan was to cover all districts in course of time.