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Internet offers rural India a digital lifeline

India is the second largest country in the world, and with more than half the population based in rural areas, getting to a doctor can often be difficult.

Adam Shaw meets the entrepreneurs who have developed a remote diagnostic kit, which uses the internet to connect patients in remote locations with doctors in nearby cities. He tests out the new "telemedicine" software and asks how revolutionary the kit could become. 

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