The Indian government is set to introduce an electronic blood pressure (BP) meter which will measure blood pressure, which will be stored on the device, according to a report in The Hindu.
The new device will be rolled out on October 8, said the report.
A doctor will be stationed in each of the 3,000-odd villages in the country.
The system will allow the healthcare worker to record the reading of blood pressure as well as how many units of oxygen are needed to achieve the required blood pressure.
If the BP is above 120 mmHg, the healthcare workers can be prescribed oxygen to combat the pressure, it added.
The healthcare worker will also be able to monitor their patients’ oxygen levels, and even determine how much oxygen they need, it said.
The Indian government plans to roll out the technology over a period of three months, it is reported.
The device will cost Rs 6,500 ($1,700) and be installed in about 1,000 villages across the country, it was reported.