New Delhi: The government’s national telemedicine service called ‘eSanjeevani’ serves nearly 90,000 patients daily across the country and has completed 1.2 crore consultations, rapidly shaping into the country’s most popular and largest telemedicine service.
‘eSanjeevaniOPD’ is a telemedicine variant for citizens to seek non-Covid and Covid-related outpatient health services.It was rolled out on April 13, 2020, during the first lockdown imposed in the country when all OPDs were closed. The use of eSanjeevani signals wide adoption by patients, doctors, and specialists across the country.
Andhra Pradesh comes at the forefront among the leading ten states in terms of using eSanjeevani service. Andhra Pradesh was the first state to roll out eSanjeevaniAB-HWC services. The other states include Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Kerala.
According to reports, till now over 51,00,000 patients have been served through the eSanjeevaniOPD which hosts more than 430 online OPDs which include general OPDs and speciality OPDs. In line with the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM), this digital initiative will boost the digital health ecosystem in the country.