On April 21, 2020 the Himachal Pradesh government has started eSanjeevaniOPD through which free online medical consultation & general health advice will be provided to the people at their residence throughout the state from doctors of different medical colleges from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM on all working days.
- It can be accessed by logging into ‘esanjeevaniopd.in‘ & soon this facility will be available on mobile phones in the state.
Gist about eSanjeevaniOPD
i.It is a National Teleconsultation Service of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare & is the 1st of its kind online OPD (Out Patient Department) service. It aims to provide healthcare services to patients in their homes, which enables a safe & structured video-based clinical consultations between a doctor in a hospital and a patient at home.
ii.It is a Stay Home OPD & is India’s flagship telemedicine technology developed & designed by Health Informatics Group at Centre for Development of Advanced Computing C-DAC centre in Mohali, Punjab. It is a web-based system and does not require an installation.
iii.It is based on eSanjeevani, a doctor to doctor telemedicine system which is deployed nationally for the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare at 155,000 Health and Wellness Centres under Ayushman Bharat Scheme of Government of India.
- Patient registration, Token Generation, Queue Management, Audio-Video Consultation with a Doctor, ePrescription, SMS/Email Notifications, Serviced by State’s Doctors, Free Service, Fully configurable (no. of daily slots, no. of doctors/clinics, waiting room slots, consultation time limit etc).
- The other states which are on-boarded on National Teleconsultation Service: Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh
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Headquarters– Pune, Maharashtra
Director General (DG)– Hemant Darbari