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Rupak Barua, Director & Group CEO, AMRI Hospitals Ltd

Participating during a panel discussion on ‘Healthtech Investments: The do’s and don’ts’ at Elets Healthcare Transformation Summit, Rupak Barua said: “Telehealth has been leveraged by many aggregators during COVID-19 times. It was only solution to reach mass during lockdown. We also have used telehealth and teleradiology to enhance care.”

“We can incorporate innovative technology in telehealth. It can reduce overall health spending and improves outcome. Major areas where technology has proved useful are safety and turnaround time which has become fast and quick. Technology has improved turnaround time.”


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