eSanjeevani app a great boon for people, says PM

Source: The post is based on the article “eSanjeevani app a great boon for people, says PM” published in The Hindu on 27th February 2023

What is the News?

Prime Minister in his Mann Ki Baat address, said experiments such as eSanjeevani application had ensured medical services to people living in far-flung areas of the country.

What is eSanjeevani?

eSanjeevani is a national free telemedicine service that strives to provide an alternative to conventional physical consultations via the digital platform.

eSanjeevani allows for both ‘doctor-to-doctor’ and ‘patient-to-doctor’ teleconsultation.

Working: It establishes a virtual link between the beneficiary and the doctor or specialist at the hub, which will be a tertiary healthcare facility. This network’s spoke would be a paramedic or generalist at a health and wellness centre.

– It allows for real-time virtual consultations between doctors and specialists at the hub and the beneficiary (via paramedics) at the spoke.

– The e-prescription generated at the conclusion of the session is used to obtain medications.

Significance: eSanjeevani is currently operational in approximately 50,000 health and wellness centres across the country.

– More than 57% of e-Sanjeevani beneficiaries are women, with only about 12% being senior citizens.

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