What is eSanjeevani?

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Overview:

Union Health Minister recently informed the Rajya Sabha that the Centre’s telemedicine application eSanjeevani has completed 14,17,81,384 teleconsultations.

About eSanjeevani:

 

  • It is a cloud-based integrated telemedicine solution of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.
  • It is a telemedicine app that provides both doctor-to-doctor and doctor-to-patient telecommunication.
  • It is being designed, developed, deployed, and maintained by The Centre for Development and Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali.
  • Two modules of eSanjeevani:
    • eSanjeevani AB-HWC:
      • The doctor-to-doctor telemedicine platform, being implemented at all the Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) in the country under the Ayushman Bharat (AB) Scheme of Government of India.
      • It operates on a Hub-and-Spoke model wherein the ‘Ayushman Bharat-Health and Wellness Centers’ (HWCs) are set up at the state level, which is connected with the hub (comprising MBBS/ Specialty/Super-Specialty doctors) at the zonal level. 
      • It was rolled out in 2019.
    • eSanjeevani OPD:
      • It is the Patient-to-Doctor remote consultation services rolled out in 2020 amid the first lockdown imposed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, while the Outpatient Departments (OPDs) in the country were closed.
  • It enables people to get outpatient services in the confines of their homes.

 


Q1) What is the Centre for Development and Advanced Computing (C-DAC)?

It is the premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for carrying out R&D in IT, Electronics and associated areas. It works on strengthening national technological capabilities in the context of global developments in the field and responding to change in the market need in selected foundation areas.

Source: India’s telemedicine service eSanjeevani completes over 14 crore consultations: Center