Dr Mansukh Mandaviya reviews working of eSanjeevani teleconsultation facility at CGHS headquarters
Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare visited the eSanjeevani teleconsultation facility at the CGHS headquarters yesterday.
Appreciating the healthcare services being provided through the digital platform of tele-consultation, Dr Mandaviya noted that “E-Sanjeevani is a revolution in the health sector in the country. It is providing affordable and accessible health care as envisioned by the Prime Minister. Use of this platform is addressing the shortage of doctors and specialists at ground level while reducing the burden on secondary and tertiary level hospitals. It is also plugging the digital health divide that exists in urban and rural India.”
The Health Minister recommended the doctors to seek consultation with subject experts and specialists through the hub-spoke model. He interacted with Bhaskar Katamneni, MD, NHM from Andhra Pradesh, the state which is leading in terms of number of tele-consultations. He briefed the Union Minister on the innovative steps being taken by the state to enhance the basket of services being provided to the beneficiaries. Commissioner, Health, Karnataka also briefed the Union Health Minister on the innovative steps initiated by the state government to provide better quality health services.
eSanjeevani is the national telemedicine service of Government of India. It is a technological intervention conceptualised by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and designed, implemented and operationalised by C-DAC which leverages information technology to enable remote doctor consultations.