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Telemedicine consultation. World-renowned heart surgeon Devi Shetty giving a surgical consultation via a satellite telecommunications link to a patient in Calcutta (on screen at centre right). Dr Shetty is the Managing Director of the Narayana Hrudayalaya heart hospital in Bangalore in southern India. He has promoted the use of telemedicine to give consultations to people in remote areas of India and in other countries worldwide. Narayana Hrudayalaya is the largest telemedicine centre in the world. Photographed in 2004.
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