With an average of 10,000 consults being carried out per day, the Indian government’s telemedicine platform eSanjeevani has completed 700,000 consultations, the Health Ministry said on November 7. Of this, the last 100,000 consults were completed in the preceding 11 days. eSanjeevani had completed 300,000 consults on September 8, meaning that 400,000 consults have been carried out since. In total, eSanjeevani has been rolled out in 23 states and four union territories including Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh recorded the the highest number of consultations; Tamil Nadu (231,391) and Uttar Pradesh (196,349) alone account for 60% of the 700,000 consults. Each consult generates an e-prescription which can be used to buy medicines or avail diagnostic services. States such as Kerala and Tamil Nadu have already issued government orders to ensure…
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