PIB. E-Sanjeevani, the national telemedicine service of the Government of India, has completed over 12 million (120 lakh) consultations fast becoming the country’s most popular and largest telemedicine service. Presently the national telemedicine service e-Sanjeevani is providing treatment to about 90,000 patients daily across the country. The adoption of this service is indicated by the fact that it is being widely adopted by patients as well as doctors and specialists across the country.
e-Sanjeevani, the national telemedicine service of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, provides service through two modes, 1. eSanjeevani AB-HWC (Doctor to Doctor Telemedicine Platform) which is based on Hub and Spoke model. Wherein, 2. e-Sanjeevani is based on OPD (Patient to Doctor Telemedicine Platform) model which provides outpatient services to citizens within the confines of their homes.
e-Sanjeevani AB-HWC has completed around 67,00,000 consultations. It is being implemented at health and wellness centers under Ayushman Bharat scheme. It was launched in November 2019. Andhra Pradesh was the first state to start eSanjeevani AB-HWC services. Since its implementation, more than 2000 hubs and around 28,000 spokes have been established in various states.
E-Sanjeevani OPD is a telemedicine model of providing non-COVID-19 and COVID-19 related outpatient healthcare services to citizens. It was started on 13 April 2020 during the first lockdown in the country, when all OPDs were closed. Till date, more than 51,00,000 patients have been served through e-Sanjeevani OPD, which hosts over 430 online OPDs which include General OPD and Special OPD. The main medical institutes of the country like AIIMS Bathinda (Punjab), Bibinagar (Telangana), Kalyani (West Bengal), Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), King George Medical College, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) etc. also provide outpatient health through e-Sanjeevani OPD. are providing services.
Government of India’s e-Sanjeevani National Telemedicine Service is bridging the digital health gap existing in urban and rural India. It is working to address the shortage of doctors and specialists at the grassroots level while reducing the burden on secondary and tertiary level hospitals. In line with the National Digital Health Mission, this digital initiative is also promoting the digital health ecosystem in the country. It is an indigenous telemedicine technology developed by the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Mohali. C-DAC team in Mohali is providing end to end services. Considering the usefulness of telemedicine and the unforeseen threat of spreading another wave of COVID-19 infection, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has planned to enable e-Sanjeevani to deliver 500,000 consultations per day. is being worked on.
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Top ten states with highest consultation registration through e-Sanjeevani service and e-Sanjeevani OPD platforms are Andhra Pradesh (37,04,258), Karnataka (22,57,994), Tamil Nadu (15,62,156), Uttar Pradesh (13,28,889) , Gujarat (4,60,326), Madhya Pradesh (4,28,544), Bihar (4,04,345), Maharashtra (3,78,912), West Bengal (2,74,344) and Kerala (2,60,654). Let us tell you that the above information has been published by PIB in the press release.
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