Online doctor consultation in India telemedicine service e Sanjeevani completes 9 lakh consultations
As per the recent press release on PID dated 2nd December , ’20 Online doctor consultation in India telemedicine service e Sanjeevani completes 9 lakh consultations
Here are the highlights of Online doctor consultation in India telemedicine service e Sanjeevani.
- Since its rolling in November 2019, eSanjeevani AB-HWC completed over 1,83,000 consultations in a year which is approximately 15000 per month
- Over 7,16,000 consultations recorded on eSanjeevani OPD
- The top ten States with highest consultations through eSanjeevani and eSanjeevaniOPD 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).
- Around 240 hubs and over 5000 spokes have been set up by various States.
- Telemedicine is a new modality for remote diagnosis and treatment of patients over internet. eSanjeevani enables virtual meetings between the patients and doctors & specialists from geographically dispersed locations, through video conferencing that occurs in real time. At the end of these remote consultations, eSanjeevani generates an electronic prescriptions which can be used for sourcing medicines. In order to enable delivery of outpatient services remotely during COVID-19 pandemic as many as 28 States have on-boarded the Ministry of Health’s eSanjeevani initiative. These States are aggressively working towards long term enablement of telemedicine services.
- Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has launched two variants of eSanjeevani namely – doctor to doctor (eSanjeevani AB-HWC) in hub and spoke model and patient to doctor (eSanjeevaniOPD). It has been one year now that eSanjeevani Ayushman Bharat-HWC was rolled out. Andhra Pradesh was the first State to roll out eSanjeevaniAB-HWC services in November 2019 and since then around 240 hubs and over 5000 spokes have been set up by various States. eSanjeevani AB-HWC has completed over 1,83,000 consultations.
- eSanjeevaniOPD is a telemedicine variant for public to seek health services remotely, it was rolled out on 13th of April 2020 during the first lockdown in the country.
Source : PIB (https://www.pib.nic.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1677674 )