This week, we speak with acting State Health Director Dr. Robin Cummings about the new, statewide telepsychiatry program starting in January, and how East Carolina University will be involved with the program.
Last week, we heard an in-depth conversation about the future of telemedicine in eastern North Carolina and how new technology could be used to provide access to specialized healthcare for people living in rural and underserved areas of the state, such as Bertie, Beaufort, Duplin, and Edgecombe.
This week on the Down East Journal, the 40 year old Beaufort County jail is the center of a debate. Some say the facility is in adequate shape and needs little repair. Others say the jail is unsafe for staff and inmates and a new one needs to be built. More on the controversy, Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And Saturday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East, News and Ideas.