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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches SeHAT OPD Portal

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SeHAT OPD portal

Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, has recently launched a ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation (SeHAT) OPD Portal.


  • This is the final version of the SeHAT OPD portal with advanced safety features.
  • The trial version was made functional in August 2020.

About SeHAT OPD Portal:

  • SeHAT OPD Portal will provide telemedicine services to serving military personnel, veterans and their families further strengthening the commitment of governments towards e-governance and digital India.
  • Through this OPD, serving defence personnel from Army, Airforce, Navy and ex-service personal can get teleconsultations from specialists’ doctors in Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS).
  • OPD will provide benefits to around four crore people and family members of defence personnel.
  • The Service will be provided by defence services doctors who are on regular duties.
  • Persons aged 75 and above can consult without waiting.
  • A similar portal called “e-sanjivani platform’ has provided a facility of telecommunication to about 5 lakh people in the last one month.

About e-sanjeevani platform:

  • eSanjeevani is the first component of telemedicine service, implemented under the Ayushman Bharat health initiative, providing doctor-to-doctor interaction.
  • It connects the entire 1.5 lakh health and wellness centre established under Ayushman Bharat.
  • Service is restricted to Android users currently and has been implemented in 23 States.

About eSanjeevaniOPD:

  • It is the second component of tele-consultation service that enables patient-to-doctor interaction.
  • It was launched amid COVID-19 pandemic to ensure health services reach to doorstep following the norms of social distancing.

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