$1 Million on the Way to Expand Telemedicine in Rural Louisiana

According to a report this morning from KALB, Congressman Ralph Abraham confirmed ahead of the weekend that the US Department of Agriculture has awarded grants in the amount of about $1 million “to enhance delivery of medical services through telemedicine in 15 rural Louisiana parishes.”

The grants were awarded through the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program.

“Telemedicine is another tool that modern technology has added to the health care equation. Patients in rural areas can’t always make it to a specialist. Telemedicine allows us to bring the doctor to them to make sure they get the treatment they need. I appreciate Sec. Sonny Perdue and the USDA for awarding these grants to help Louisiana’s vulnerable patients,” Dr. Abraham in quoted in the report.

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