The national telemedicine initiative eSanjeevani, administered by the Union Ministry of Health, has crossed three crore teleconsultations and set a new record by passing 1.7 lakh consultations in a single day. The eSanjeevani AB-HWC portal, which is a doctor-to-doctor telemedicine service under the Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centres (HWC) scheme that provides general and specialised health services in rural areas and isolated communities, has served 2,26,72,187 people out of the three crore beneficiaries. It’s based on the Hub-and-Spoke model.
Over 1,00,000 doctors and specialists have signed up to serve the National Telemedicine Service’s beneficiaries (NTS). Over 75 lakh patients have accessed the ‘eSanjeevaniOPD,’ a patient-to-doctor telemedicine programme that allows people to receive outpatient care from the comfort of their own homes. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Assam are among the top ten states in terms of eSanjeevani adoption, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The Health Informatics Group (HIG) of the Mohali division of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) has upgraded the telemedicine service eSanjeevani, a contactless and risk-free mode of healthcare service delivery. AI-led interventions are being developed to improve the service’s convenience and efficacy. Services to support more than 10 lakhs consultations per day in the very near future are in the offing, the ministry’s statement added.