Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar said on Wednesday that the state is considering collaboration between RGUHS and Estonian medical universities.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Estonian Ambassador Katrin Kivi in Vidhana Soudha, the minister said, “I discussed a rapprochement between RGUHS and Estonian universities for an exchange program.”
“Although Estonia is a small country, it has the most start-ups. They are bringing reforms through technology in the medical education and health sectors,” he said.
Citing some examples, he said that Estonia has developed a health registry for its entire population and has also developed an excellent telemedicine system. “Estonia has developed good genomic sequencing laboratories that would help identify diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and dementia,” he said.
The Estonian ambassador said her country could do a lot to bring healthcare to citizens through technical solutions. “Estonia, one of the most digitized countries in the world, has a lot to share,” she said. “Estonia also has a lot to learn from India, which has such a huge population. The doctors here will have a lot more experience because they will be treating a lot more patients,” she added.