Mumbai: If you are unable to find a doctor for consultation of non-COVID related issues, then you just need to download an app on your mobile phone and say hello to a doctor. The central and state government's joint initiative 'eSanjeevaniOPD' - the National Teleconsultation Service which was accessible only through a website so far, is now available on your mobile. So far 1,600 patients have taken advantage of this mobile service and the state government has hinted that if required the number of doctors needed for the service will be increased.
The service was started on a trial basis in April and a full-fledged version was launched in May. The website www.esanjeevaniopd.in was launched and State Health Minister Rajesh Tope had appealed to citizens to make maximum use of it. He had announced in June first week that a mobile app will be developed so that more number of people can use the service for their non-COVID medical issues.
Free of cost online OPD service
The online OPD service is a joint initiative of the central and state government. It is available from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm and it is absolutely free of cost for all citizens. The service is not available on Sundays. For downloading the 'e-sanjeevani app' click on the following link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.hied.esanjeevaniopd&hl=en_US
More about 'Sanjeevani OPD'
- Verify your mobile number through One-Time-Password (OTP)
- Fill up a registration form
- Request for token
- Upload documents and reports related to disease
- You will receive SMS for identity and token number
- You will receive an SMS notification for login
- Log in the app by using the identity number
- Receive e-prescription after consultation with a doctor
More doctors if needed
"A total of 1,606 persons have used this service. Now, since this service is available through a mobile application, common citizens will find it easier to use and they will do it in large numbers. If required, we will increase the number of doctors attached," says Rajesh Tope, State Health Minister.