The eSanjeevani OPD health service developed by the Union Health Ministry is available for all citizens in India, not just senior citizens.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched a National Telemedicine Service eSanjeevani in 2019. The eSanjeevani facilitates free online medical consultation to all Indian citizens and provides online prescriptions of medicines.
According to the MoHFW, eSanjeevaniAB-HWC is being implemented at Health and Wellness Centres under Ayushman Bharat Scheme. By December 2022, it will be made operational at 1,55,000 Health & Wellness Centres across India. It has also helped in plugging the digital health divide that exists in rural and urban India.
According to the recent data released by the government of India, eSanjeevani has completed 3 million (30 lakh) consultations as of March 2021. Currently, the National Telemedicine Service is operational in 31 States/Union Territories. A total of 248 doctors are attending the patients across the country through eSanjeevani.
Considering that eSanjeevani is not restricted to senior citizens, and every Indian citizen can benefit from it, the claim that the Indian government’s eSanjeevani OPD health service has been launched only for senior citizens is false.
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