Online doctor consultation free in India : eSanjeevani OPD
Shortage of doctors in India has been witnessed for long time now. Especially when we talk about rural health. Covid19 gave another dent in Indian healthcare system. Less doctors, more patients and haywire. Well Covid19 is pandemic and healthcare systems across world have been struggling to cope up with this scenario.
Indian government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi did exceptional job in ensuring Indian citizens get online doctor consultation free. Ministry of Ayush and Indian Health Department revised guidelines of telemedicine and telehealth.
India also made a huge stride by introducing eSanjeevani OPD / online doctor consultation free in India. Its an totally free service for getting online doctor consultation in India for Indian citizens.
eSanjeevani OPD / online doctor consultation free in India has seen huge success and it is being used widely by doctors and citizens of India. It is by far and one of the best online doctor consultation free service by any government in the world.
As of latest press release posted on 02 DEC 2020 (https://www.pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677674 ) by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare “Health Ministry’s telemedicine service e Sanjeevani completes 9 lakh consultations.Since its rolling in November 2019, eSanjeevani OPD / online doctor consultation free in India AB-HWC completed over 1,83,000 consultations in a year.Over 7,16,000 consultations recorded on eSanjeevani OPD / online doctor consultation free in India “
In a landmark achievement, eSanjeevani OPD / online doctor consultation free in India, Health Ministry’s national telemedicine initiative today completed 9 lakh consultations. The top ten States with highest consultations through eSanjeevani OPD / online doctor consultation free in India and eSanjeevani OPD/ online doctor consultation free in India platforms are Tamil Nadu (2,90,770), Uttar Pradesh (2,44,211), Kerala (60,401), Madhya Pradesh (57,569), Gujarat (52,571), Himachal Pradesh (48,187), Andhra Pradesh (37,681), Uttarakhand (29,146), Karnataka (26,906), and Maharashtra (10,903).
Coverage– Tele-consultation by eSanjeevani / online doctor consultation free in India and eSanjeevani OPD/ online doctor consultation free in India have been implemented by 23 States (which covers 75% of the population) and other States are in the process of rolling it out.
The top ten States which have registered highest consultations through eSanjeevani / online doctor consultation free in India and eSanjeevani / online doctor consultation free in IndiaOPD platforms are Tamil Nadu (32,035 consultations), Andhra Pradesh (28,960), Himachal Pradesh (24,527), Uttar Pradesh (20,030), Kerala (15,988), followed by Gujarat (7127), Punjab (4450), Rajasthan (3548), Maharashtra (3284) and Uttarakhand (2596).
eSanjeevani / online doctor consultation free in India OPD– The telemedicine platform is hosting over 40 online OPDs, more than half of these are speciality OPDs which include Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Dermatology, ENT, Ophthalmology, antiretroviral therapy (ART) for the AIDS/HIV patients, Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) etc.
Telemedicine– Telemedicine is a term coined in the 1970s, which uses ICT to improve patient outcomes by increasing access to care and medical information and e-Sanjeevani is the type of Tele-Medicine platform.
About ‘eSanjeevani / online doctor consultation free in India’:
It is a web-based comprehensive telemedicine solution.
Aim– It aims to make healthcare services equitable by bridging the digital divide that exists in both rural areas and isolated communities.
Types of telemedicine services– This eSanjeevani / online doctor consultation free in India platform has enabled two types of telemedicine services viz. Doctor-to-Doctor (eSanjeevani / online doctor consultation free in India) and Patient-to-Doctor (eSanjeevani / online doctor consultation free in India OPD) Tele-consultations.
The former is being implemented under the Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre (AB-HWCs) programme.
Benefits– It has made it convenient for people to avail health services without travel.
It can also be used to provide medical education to interns, people across Various Common Service Centers (CSCs), etc.
- It has been designed as a highly customizable and flexible application for the users to choose from the varied specialities such as teleophthalmology, telecardiology etc.
- It includes demographic and other patient data like clinical examination reports, physical examination reports along with the patient’s medical history, family’s medical history, etc.
- It enables doctors to have a video/audio conversation with the consulting medical experts at the remote end.