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esanjeevani: Health ministry’s telemedicine service eSanjeevani information 1 million teleconsultations

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New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry’s nationwide telemedicine initiative eSanjeevani has crossed 1 million teleconsultations on Monday. The eSanjeevani is being utilized by sufferers in over 550 districts of India, the well being ministry stated in an announcement.

Over 10 per cent of the customers of eSanjeevani are aged 60 and above. Close to round one fourth of the overall sufferers have used eSanjeevani greater than as soon as.

“These stands as a testimony to the fact that public has started preferring telemedicine over visiting hospital OPDs for consulting a doctor,” the ministry stated.

The roll-out of eSanjeevani in India is supposedly the first-of-its-kind of digital transformation within the supply of well being companies at nationwide scale by a growing nation.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, eSanjeevani not solely caused an enormous digital transformation within the supply of well being companies however had additionally boosted the digital well being ecosystem within the nation, the assertion stated.

The eSanjeevani initiative of the well being ministry is serving in two streams in 28 states and union territories.

The eSanjeevani AB-HWC permits doctor-to-doctor teleconsultations and is getting used round 6,000 well being and wellness centres that are being served by specialists and medical doctors in round 240 hubs which were arrange by states in district hospitals or medical schools.

Over 20,000 paramedics, medical doctors and specialists have been skilled to make use of eSanjeevani Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres (AB-HWCs).

The second stream eSanjeevani OPD is or offering distant well being companies to sufferers of their houses. The eSanjeevani OPD permits contactless, risk-free, and secure consultations between a physician and a affected person. It obtained an enormous reception by each sufferers and medical doctors.

The prime 10 states with highest consultations by way of eSanjeevani and eSanjeevani OPD platforms are Tamil Nadu (319507), Uttar Pradesh (268889), Madhya Pradesh (70838), Gujarat (63601), Kerala (62797), Himachal Pradesh (49224), Andhra Pradesh (39853), Karnataka (32693), Uttarakhand (31910) and Maharashtra (12635).

Around 8,000 medical doctors have been skilled and onboarded on eSanjeevani OPD and on a mean round 1,500 medical doctors observe telemedicine each day in round 225 on-line OPDs of which 190 are speciality OPDs and round 30 are common OPDs. Of late, each day eSanjeevani has been serving round 14,000 sufferers throughout the nation.

Considering the inherent potential and social impression of this emergent digital modality of supply of well being companies, the states have designed modern purposes round eSanjeevani OPD.

In Kerala, eSanjeevani OPD is getting used for offering well being companies to the inmates of Palakkad District Jail, in Himachal Pradesh too it’s being rolled out in previous age houses, the assertion said.

Quick adoption of eSanjeevani OPD companies throughout the nation has enabled launch of a variety of speciality and super-speciality OPDs, together with various medical techniques, reminiscent of AYUSH and naturopathy.

Kerala has already arrange OPDs on eSanjeevani OPD for offering companies of the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram – District Early Intervention Centres for its populace.

State governments are complimenting the efforts of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare by establishing a sturdy digital well being ecosystem comprising IT savy human and infrastructural assets to spice up the adoption of eSanjeevani, the assertion stated.

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