SeHAT OPD portal for Armed Forces Personnel and Ex-Servicemen
The Ministry of Defense, Government of India has recently launched SeHAT OPD portal to provide tele-medicine services to armed forces personnel and ex-servicemen.
SeHAT OPD portal
- This portal has been launched by the Defense Minister of the Government of India through video conferencing ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation – SeHAT OPD Portal.
- Tele-medicine services will be provided to the serving Armed Forces personnel, ex-servicemen and their families through this portal. Its testing was started in August
- This effort of the Government of India reflects the Government’s commitment to Digital India and e-Governance. At a time of the COVID-19 pandemic when the nation is fighting it, the Defense Minister described the SeHAT OPD portal as a great example of innovation.
- Through this portal, minimum patients will come to the hospitals, which will reduce the burden of hospitals, and this will enable patients to get contactless counseling in an easy and effective way.
- He suggested that regular feedback of beneficiaries should be taken for better delivery of services.
- Additionally, the Defense Minister urged the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) to consider adding specialist doctors to this portal and include the service of dispensing drugs to the servicemen’s homes.
Central Armed Police Force (CAPF)
- The Central Armed Police Force has been formed under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. At present there are seven forces under the Central Armed Police Force.
- The forces under the Central Armed Police Force mainly carry out the functions of riot control, border security, insurgency and disaster relief in the country.
Source – PIB