In Context

    • Recently, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s ‘’e-Sanjeevani’’ has conducted more than 1 Crore teleconsultations across India.
      • It has grown over 1000% in the last 10 months.

    About the e-Sanjeevani Initiative

    • About
      • e-Sanjeevani was conceptualised by the Mohali branch of the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in 2019 as a Doctor-to-Doctor telemedicine platform.
      • The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in March 2020 conceptualized another version of e-Sanjeevani for Patient-to-Doctor telemedicine.
      • Also called the National Teleconsultation Service, it aims to provide healthcare services to patients in their homes. 
      • On 13th April 2020, e-Sanjeevani OPD was launched to facilitate health services for patients in the confines of their homes.
    • Impact
      • Even when the internet penetration in the country is below 50%, this innovative digital health initiative has been able to defeat the tyranny of geography, distance, and time and establish itself as a parallel stream of healthcare services delivery.
      •  It is relatively more popular in tier II and tier III cities.

    Source: LM