Rama Krushna Das

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Healthcare in developing countries has always been a major issue. In the Indian subcontinent the healthcare facilities are quite diverse as one travels from major cities to remote locations and to the rural areas. Whatever little healthcare has been possible in rural India is only because of the initiative of the Government or NGOs. No private player is(More)
This paper describes our experience in the implementation of "e-Grama" project in nine different districts of Orissa province in India. The project was initiated as a pilot in one of the relatively developed districts and extended to eight other underdeveloped districts of the province. The research findings elaborate on how "e-Grama" is helping as a tool(More)
E-Governance in India is fast progressing to the era of digital opportunities. Digital opportunities in India have shown the paths of collaborative governance and mission 2007 recognizes the role of women to be more important. Role of women in overall development of society needs no debate. In India, women who constitute almost half of the population are(More)
The Service-Oriented Rural Information Grid (SORIG) is a framework that is geared towards integrating several existing services provided by the Government of India. Such services have been implemented on heterogeneous platforms and under different administrative control. The main objective of SORIG has been to facilitate "one-stop" access to various(More)
In this paper, we describe a project called SORIG (Service-Oriented Framework for Rural Information Grid) which has been undertaken specifically to address the information needs of the rural population of India. The novelty of this project is that it is geared towards integrating several existing systems built on heterogeneous platforms and operating(More)
Today developing countries are confronted with two major challenges -- on one hand the pressing need to catch up with the international standards and on the other to address the basic needs of the citizens. While the first can be achieved through policy planning and technology adoption, the later can only be possible through citizen participation. In India(More)
In recent years web services seems to provide a solution towards interoperability both at the organizational and application level. It is possible to integrate inter-related tasks of different organizations through service composition techniques to form single service based applications. However, as government organizations function autonomously it is(More)
BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is an important and useful investigation, and is considered next to imaging in the rapid diagnosis of pulmonary mass lesion for the last few decades. AIMS To assess the role of Computed Tomogram (CT) guided FNAC in pulmonary mass lesions; to analyze the results; and to compare with histopathological(More)
In this paper, we have discussed various challenges faced during the implementation and monitoring of the GePNIC (Government e-Procurement System of National Informatics Centre) project in the Orissa province of India. We also present the steps taken to overcome the difficulties by adopting suitable techniques for process reengineering and change management(More)