Many takers for eSanjeevani telemedicine services as COVID-19 still rages

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Thiruvananthapuram: The national telemedicine service portal eSanjeevani is gaining rapid currency these days as the third wave of COVID-19 has struck.


A spurt in making use of the virtual facility was particularly observed in the past one week in Kerala as the number of fresh COVID-19 cases set a record in the state since the outbreak of the pandemic nearly two years ago.


The central government had launched the eSanjeevani, an integrated telemedicine solution, to facilitate free consultation with doctors via video conferencing from home. The system has been put in place to avoid visit of people to hospitals when the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging.


eSanjeevani is India’s first country-wide telemedicine service for out-patients and can be availed by visiting the website The service works through video conferencing and is functional from 8am to 8pm. The virtual platform was developed by the C-DAC for the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as an initiative of the National Health Mission.


In Kerala, one may register by accessing and share health problems with doctors directly through video conference. The prescription of medicines can be downloaded from the site.


An option in the online platform allows you to register all members of the family using just one login.


You may search eSanjeevani OPD-National Teleconsultation Service on the mobile app Google Play Store. For any clarification call 1056 (DISHA) or 0471-2552056.

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