The eSanjeevani OPD providers have enabled patient-to-doctor telemedicine within the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it mentioned.
“As a digital modality of healthcare services delivery, eSanjeevani is gradually shaping into a parallel stream for the Indian healthcare delivery system with the number of teleconsultations per day on the platform touching the 8,000-mark in the last few days,” the ministry mentioned.
At current, 26 states are utilizing eSanjeevani’s two variants of telemedicine – doctor-to-doctor (eSanjeevani Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centre (AB-HWC) and patient-to-doctor (eSanjeevaniOPD).
The eSanjeevani AB-HWC was launched by the well being ministry in November 2019 and it’s to be carried out at 1,55,000 Health and Wellness Centres at the side of recognized medical school hospitals below the central authorities’s Ayushman Bharat scheme by December 2022.
The eSanjeevaniAB-HWC is purposeful at round 4,000 Health and Wellness Centres and onboarding of an equal variety of HWCs is underway.
The second variant of this formidable initiative, the eSanjeevani OPD the telemedicine platform, was rolled out on April 13 throughout the first lockdown when the OPDs throughout the nation have been closed.
“The eSanjeevani OPD allows entry to OPD providers by the sufferers within the confines of their houses. ESanjeevani OPD has been accepted evenly by each sufferers and docs. Over 100 telemedicine practitioners have accomplished greater than 1,000 tele-consultations and some of them have logged over 10,000 consultations.
“On the other hand, over 20 per cent patients have used eSanjeevani to consult with doctors for more than once,” the ministry mentioned in its assertion.
The Union Health Ministry is complementing efforts of state governments by establishing a strong digital well being ecosystem and human and infrastructural assets to spice up the adoption of eSanjeevani, the assertion mentioned.
The ministry has roped in Centre for Development of Advanced Computing’s Mohali department for offering end-to-end technical providers like growth, implementation, operations and coaching of well being personnel.