eSanjeevani medicine platform provides over 1.5 lakh online consultations

Published: August 10, 2020

The initiative by the Union Health Ministry, eSanjeevani OPD, has registered 1.58 lakh online consultations within nine months of its inception. This telemedicine facility has been very much useful for the country and that is proved from the data released by the Ministry in this regard.

Detailed Data of eSanjeevani Platform

Since November 2019, this platform has been operationalized in 23 states and the services now cover more than 75% of the population of the country. The rest of the states are also in the process of rolling this service out within a very short span of time. The platform has two types of teleconsultation facilities – doctor-to-doctor (eSanjeevani) and patient-to-doctor (eSanjeevani OPD).

What is the eSanjeevani Scheme?

This scheme is being implemented under the Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre Program. The program seeks to connect all 1.50 lakh health and wellness centres in the platform using the hub-and-spoke model. As of now, around 12000 health professionals, including 2800 doctors have been imparted training to offer consultations on the national e-platform through over 3000 Health and Wellness Centres across 10 states. 250 doctors are specialists are available on a daily basis on this platform, even during the lockdown situation. This service is available only for Android apps, as of now.

What is Ayushman Bharat Scheme?

This is the largest government-sponsored health insurance scheme in the world. This will provide coverage of Rs 5 lakhs per family per year at any government or even empanelled private hospitals all over India for secondary and tertiary medical care facilities. This is made available to 74 crore beneficiary families and about 50 crore Indian citizens. The beneficiaries have been chosen based on the Socio-Economic and Caste Census data. There is no pre-existing disease waiting period criteria for this scheme.

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