e-Sanjeevani App

  • 27 Feb 2023

Recently, e-Sanjeevani app, developed by the Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, was praised by the Prime Minister for its contribution to telemedicine in India.

  • E-Sanjeevani is a browser-based platform-independent application that allows for both ‘doctor-to-doctor’ and ‘patient-to-doctor’ teleconsultations
  • The app is about the ‘National Telemedicine Service of India’ which according to the health ministry is the world's largest telemedicine implementation in primary healthcare.
  • It is being implemented under the Ayushman Bharat Health and Wellness Centre (AB-HWCs) programme.

Functions ofe-Sanjeevani

  • Virtual Link Establishment: The e-Sanjeevani service establishes a virtual link between the beneficiary and the doctor or specialist at the hub, which will be a tertiary healthcare facility.
  • Real-time Virtual Consultations: The app allows for real-time virtual consultations between doctors and specialists at the hub and the beneficiary (via paramedics) at the spoke.
  • e-Prescription Generation: The e-prescription generated at the conclusion of the session is used to obtain medications.
  • Improved Healthcare Access: The app facilitates easy access to quality health services remotely via eSanjeevani by visiting the nearest Ayushman Bharat Health & Wellness Centre.

Telemedicine: It is the delivery of health services from a distance via the internet, and it not only expands the reach of health services but also improves the quality while saving time and money.