National Telemedicine Service – eSanjeevani has completed 30 lakh consultations. Over 35,000 patients are using this service daily to seek health services. Currently, the National Telemedicine Service is operational in 31 States and Union Territories.
Leading 10 States in terms of number of consultations are Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Female patients have out numbered male patients on eSanjeevani OPD.
As per Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the National Telemedicine Service is plugging the digital health divide that exists in urban and rural India. It is also addressing the shortage of doctors and specialists at ground level while reducing the burden on secondary and tertiary level hospitals.
In line with the National Digital Health Mission eSanjeevani is also boosting digital health ecosystem in the country.
The National Telemedicine Service comprises two variants of eSanjeevani namely – doctor to doctor telemedicine platform, and patient to doctor telemedicine platform which provides outpatient services to the citizens in the confines of their homes.