Current Affairs

eSanjeevani is a government scheme that offers online OPD doctor consultations to citizens. This intervention proves even more useful during pandemic times.

What is eSanjeevani?

  • The scheme was started in November 2019.
  • It is run by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Also called the National Teleconsultation Service, it aims to provide healthcare services to patients in their homes. 
  • It includes a structured and safe teleconsultation between a doctor and a patient through online mode (eSanjeevani OPD).
  • The eSanjeevani OPD portal and system have been developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Mohali.
  • The panel of doctors on the service is drawn by the state governments.
  • A few states like Jharkhand, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, etc. have started offering specialized doctor consultation services also.
  • The service is also available on mobile applications.

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