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E-Sanjeevani Telemedicine Platform Project

E-Sanjeevani Telemedicine Platform Project

  • It may be noted that the Government of India started the ‘e-Sanjeevani OPD Service’ program some time ago with the objective of providing health services in rural areas.
  • In the series, due to the Covid pandemic, the government has recently allowed former doctors of the Indian Army to offer their OPD services on the ‘e-Sanjeevani’ telemedicine platform under the e-Sanjeevani OPD Service Program.

Key points

  • It should be noted that retired (former) doctors of the Medical Corps of the Indian Army have been called back on duty by the Army.
  • Their task is to provide online medical advice to the common citizens through telemedicine service. The ‘e-Sanjeevani’ telemedicine platform of the Government of India is to be used for this advice.
  • The Indian Army has taken this step to meet the challenges posed by the Covid-19

What is e-Sanjeevani?

  • e-Sanjeevani is a program to provide access to specialized health services in rural areas and backward communities of the country. It is a web-based comprehensive telemedicine service.
  • The objective of e-Sanjeevani is to increase the quality of medical services and to overcome the uneven distribution of health services and lack of infrastructure in the country.
  • It will also justify health services by reducing the digital divide in the country, addressing issues related to human resources through online service.
  • Through the e-Sanjeevani platform, two types of telemedicine services such as doctor-to-doctor and patient-to-doctor Tele-counseling have been enabled.

E-Sanjeevani OPD

  • E-Sanjivani OPD has been developed under the aegis of the Center for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali. It is the premier telemedicine platform of the Government of India. Through this platform, free health counseling is provided to any Indian citizen.

Tele-medicine service

  • When medical specialists provide their services in rural areas through video conference, this type of arrangement is called Tele-medicine service.
  • In Tele-medicine, there is an effort to provide health facilities to backward rural and remote areas through information technology.

Source: PIB

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