By: Colin McCawley and Joy Bonala
The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and The North Central Family Medical Center in Rock Hill have been awarded funds from the Federal Communications Commission to purchase telehealth equipment.
This week, the Federal Communications Commission approved an additional 72 applications for funding commitments totaling $41,113,186 for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program. According to a news release from the FCC, this is the FCC’s second funding announcement of approved Round 2 applications following the nearly $42 million awarded on August 26 to health care providers in each state, territory, and the District of Columbia.
“The FCC has now approved a total of over $83 million in funding applications for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program,” said Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “From community health clinics in urban city centers to hospitals serving rural communities across the country, these funds will support efforts to help our neighbors remain in the care of their doctors, nurses, physician assistants and trusted health care providers during this pandemic.”
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