New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry‘s eSanjeevaniOPD tele-medicine platform has accomplished the landmark milestone of 4 lakh tele-consultations. The highest-performing states, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh have registered 1,33,167 and 1,00,124 periods, stated the federal government officers on Saturday.
eSanjeevani helps two varieties of telemedicine companies. i.e. doctor-to-doctor (eSanjeevani) and patient-to-doctor (eSanjeevani OPD) Tele-consultations within the type of delivering well being companies.
In keeping with the Central authorities, eSanjeevani platform is being utilized by 26 States and over 12,000 practitioners throughout the nation.
The well being ministry stated that the states like Himachal Pradesh (36,527), Kerala (33,340), Andhra Pradesh (31,034), Uttarakhand (11,526), Gujarat (8914), Madhya Pradesh (8904), Karnataka (7684), and Maharashtra (7103) have additionally proven pattern in recording consultations by eSanjeevani OPD facility.
“The utilization pattern exhibits that there was fast uptake of this service in smaller districts like Villupuram in Tamil Nadu. Over 16,000 consultations have been recorded from Villupuram, which is the topmost district by way of teleconsultation companies availed of by the beneficiaries,” stated the well being ministry in an announcement.
“The final 100,000 consultations have come up in 18 days, whereas the primary 100,000 consultations had taken round three months. eSanjeevani OPD companies have enabled patient-to-doctor telemedicine in midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has helped in containing the unfold of COVID by guaranteeing bodily distancing and has concurrently enabled provisions for non-COVID important healthcare,” it added.
The well being ministry added that about 20 p.c of the sufferers have sought well being companies by eSanjeevani greater than as soon as.
As per the federal government knowledge, eSanjeevaniOPD is operating 196 on-line OPDs which embody 27 common OPDs and 169 speciality and super-speciality OPDs in 24 states.
Premier establishments like AIIMS Bathinda, AIIMS Rishikesh, AIIMS Bibinagar, Girl Hardinge Medical Faculty and Related Hospitals, Regional Most cancers Centre (Thiruvananthapuram), Cochin Most cancers Centre (Ernakulam) are additionally utilizing eSanjeevani platform to supply speciality companies to the sufferers throughout the States, the federal government stated.
Central Authorities Well being Scheme (CGHS) has additionally arrange 4 speciality OPDs on eSanjeevani to supply well being companies to their beneficiaries within the nationwide capital. Within the coming days, CGHS is planning to increase these telemedicine companies to their beneficiaries in different states, knowledgeable the federal government.
It could be famous that eSanjeevani platform is a crucial pillar of the Ayushman Bharat Well being and Wellness Centre (AB-HWCs) programme. This was rolled out in November 2019. It goals to implement teleconsultation in all of the 1.5 lakh Well being and Wellness Centres in a ‘Hub and Spoke’ mannequin, by December 2022.