Govt’s eSanjeevani OPD completes six lakh tele-consultations amid COVID-19 pandemic

NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry’s telemedicine initiative eSanjeevani OPD has completed six lakh consultations since its launch in April this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, with the last one lakh consultations being done in just 15 days.
The Health Ministry said on Wednesday that considering the usefulness and ease of its use for extending the reach of health services, states are actively considering using eSanjeevani OPD for inmates of old-age homes and prisons.
In what can be seen as a big push for the ‘Digital India’ initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the eSanjeevani platform has proved its usefulness and easy access for the caregivers and the medical community, and those seeking healthcare services in the times of COVID-19, the Ministry said. (AGENCIES)