Bangalore-based, Karnataka State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KEONICS) has been awarded a Rs.27 crore-worth, 3 year, telemedicine project by the Patna-based State Health Society, Bihar (SHSB). Through this project, Keonics will set up a telemedicine network across rural Bihar, considered as the first state implementing telemedicine on such a large scale. Scheduled to begin from February 2013, the Ayush, a department of the Union Health Ministry funded project, is expected to bring healthcare closer to the rural populace who otherwise are deprived of the benefits of modern medicine. Established in 1976, KEONICS is an ISO 9001 certified, Karnataka government-owned body promoting the adoption of IT and electronics in the state. Employing more than 180 staff, the organization provides solutions for IT consultancy, ERP solutions, software development, IT training and networking, and web portals. The client base of the organization includes the governments of Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, and Maharashtra and central government organizations like HSCC Limited, Hindustan Shipyard, etc.
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