The successful roll out of ex-Defence Out Patient Department (OPD) on e-Sanjeevani platform on 7 May 2021 is further strengthened today. Retired Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) doctors have come forward and extended their support to the needy patients in Rajasthan. Twenty-one doctors are providing free consultation to those who don’t have access to medical facilities nearby. This facility will be extended to other states shortly.
The Medical Branch at Head Quarters Integrated Defence Staff (HQ-IDS) in
co-ordination with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Mohali has developed an e-Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on the e-Sanjeevani platform. This portal was rolled out today by Surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta, Director General Armed Forces Medical Services (DGAFMS).
The event was attended by Lieutenant General Madhuri Kanitkar, Deputy Chief Integrated Defence Staff (Medical), three Director Generals of the Medical Services of the Indian Army (IA), Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Air Force (IAF), the Commandants and doctors of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel COVID-19 Hospital as well as other COVID-19 hospitals run by Armed Forces Medical personnel across the country.
This portal will help the Medical Officers (MO) to get real time consultations from Senior Intensivists and Medical Specialist, in managing their patients, thus proving the adage “Much more with Much less”. This is based on Hub and Spoke model where Intensivists and Medical Specialists are at the Hub and the MO are at the Spokes. This will help leverage technology to overcome specialist shortages as part of Digital India mission.