Zoya Khan has been appointed as the first transgender person operating a Common Service Centre (CSC) in India, running one in Vadodara, Gujarat, tweeted Union Minister of Information and Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Saturday, 4 July.
The Common Service Centres (CSC), formed under the Digital India programme, are access points for delivery of the government's e-services like welfare schemes, healthcare schemes, financial assistance, educational assistance etc in remote, rural areas which have limited access to internet and computers.
Zoya has started her work in tele-medicine consultation, said Prasad.
Zoya Khan is India's first transgender operator of Common Service Centre from Vadodara district of Gujarat. She has started CSC work with Tele medicine consultation. Her vision is to support transgender community in making them digitally literate & give them better opportunities. pic.twitter.com/L0P9fnF2JT— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) July 4, 2020
"Her vision is to support transgender community in making them digitally literate and give them better opportunities," he added.
As a part of tele-medicine services under the CSC, patients can get digital consultation through video-calling from their nearest centre.
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