France Telecom arm in healthcare pact with Bhutan

France Telecom, has entered into a partnership with the government of Bhutan and Regal Information Technology to deliver real time healthcare services in the country throught its enterprise communications arm, Orange Business Services.

The services will include real-time health advice and 24X7 emergency response facility in the country. The project is designed to integrate new services to be offered by the existing Bhutanese healthcare system.

Undertaken by the Bhutanese ministry of health, the project aims to provide quality and reliable healthcare to all its citizens.

Three companies are involved in this project, including Regal Information Technology (RIT) from Bhutan, which is a front-end for the health ministry, Orange Business Services, who is setting up the HHC, and Procreate, a Hyderabad-based company for healthcare and emergency management expertise.

Orange Business Services has already set up a health help centre to address health line call centre requirements and emergency management with an anytime-anywhere approach, similar to the 911 emergency services offered in the USA.

Deputy prime minister and minister for  works and human settlements Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba said that Bhutan has a well established primary health care system.