January 23, 2021

Well being Ministry’s ‘eSanjeevani’ telemedicine service data 2 lakh tele-consultations

New Delhi: The ‘eSanjeevani’ digital platform of the Union authorities has supplied two lakh tele-consultations, the well being ministry mentioned on Wednesday. This milestone was achieved in 10 days solely since August 9 when Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan presided over a assessment assembly with states and Union territories to commemorate the completion of 1.5 lakh tele-consultations.

In a brief span of time since November 2019, tele-consultation by ‘eSanjeevani’ has been applied by 23 states (which covers 75 per cent of the inhabitants) and different states are within the strategy of rolling it out

“In what may be seen as a giant push for the ‘Digital India’ initiative of the prime minister, the eSanjeevani platform has proved its usefulness and easy accessibility for the caregivers and the medical group, and people in search of healthcare companies within the time of COVID-19,” the ministry mentioned

The eSanjeevani platform has enabled two kinds of telemedicine companies — doctor-to-doctor (eSanjeevani) and patient-to-doctor (eSanjeevani OPD) tele-consultations.

The previous is being applied underneath the Ayushman Bharat Well being and Wellness Centre (AB-HWC). It goals to implement tele-consultation in all of the 1.5 lakh Well being and Wellness Centres together with recognized medical faculty hospitals in a ‘Hub and Spoke’ mannequin.

“States have recognized and arrange devoted ‘Hubs’ in medical faculties and district hospitals to supply tele-consultation companies to ‘Spokes’, i.e sub-health centres (SHCs), main well being centres (PHCs) and Well being and Wellness Centres,” the ministry mentioned in a press release.

The Union Well being Ministry rolled out the second tele-consultation service ‘eSanjeevaniOPD’ enabling patient-to-doctor telemedicine owing to the COVID-19 pandemic in April this yr.

“This has proved a boon in containing the unfold of COVID whereas concurrently enabling provisions for non-COVID important healthcare,” it mentioned.

The eSanjeevani has been applied to date by 23 states and different states are within the strategy of rolling it out, it mentioned.

The highest 5 states which have been utilising the e-health companies being provided via this platform are Tamil Nadu (56,346 consultations), Uttar Pradesh (33,325), Andhra Pradesh (29,400), Himachal Pradesh (26,535) and Kerala (21,433).

Andhra Pradesh leads in having essentially the most HWC-medical faculty interactions with 25,478 consultations whereas Tamil Nadu leads within the OPD companies with 56,346 consultations.