In Skardu in Northern Pakistan, we visit a tele-health project run by the Baltistan Health and Education Foundation that enables people to consult top medical specialists in the capital Islamabad – right from their local hospital. This has finally ended the isolation imposed by distances and mountains. The real-time consultation is made possible by a live satellite link and Internet. This is making a difference in how healthcare is delivered to these remote, rural communities. And as medical specialists get used to remote consultations as part of their practice, more such facilities are likely to follow.