SeHAT OPD Portal | UPSC

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Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launches SeHAT OPD portal to provide tele-medicine services to Armed Forces personnel and veterans

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MINISTRY? :- Ministry of Defence
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 2 : 3: Health: Recent developments

      ISSUE: 

SeHAT OPD Portal

  • Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation (SeHAT) OPD portal through video conferencing on May 27, 2021.
  • This is the final version of the SeHAT OPD portal with advanced safety features.
  • The trial version was made functional in August 2020. More than 6,500 medical consultations have already been carried on the beta version by service doctors.

AIM

The portal provides tele-medicine services to the serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families.

PROCEDURE

SeHAT OPD Portal | UPSC

SOURCES : https://sehatopd.in/Home

DEVELOPMENT

  • Department of Military Affairs (DMA), Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS), Integrated Defence Staff (IDS), Centre for Development of Artificial Computing (C-DAC) Mohali and other organisations are involved in the development of the portal.
  • The portal reflects the Government’s commitment to ‘Digital India’ and ‘e-governance‘.

SALIENT FEATURES

Salient features of this patient friendly web based Defence Service.

  1. Patient registration
  2. Token Generation
  3. Queue Management
  4. Audio-Video Consultation with a Doctor
  5. ePrescription
  6. SMS/Email Notifications
  7. Armed Forces Medical Services Doctors
  8. Free Service
  9. Fully configurable (no. of daily slots, no. of doctors/clinics, waiting room slots, consultation time limit etc).

CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED COMPUTING (C-DAC)

  • Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is the premier R&D organization of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for carrying out R&D in IT & E (Information Technologies and Electronics) and associated areas.

  • In that process, C-DAC represents a unique facet working in close junction with MeitY to realize nation’s policy and pragmatic interventions and initiatives in Information Technology.
  • As an institution for high-end Research and Development (R&D), C-DAC has been at the forefront of the Information Technology (IT) revolution, constantly building capacities in emerging/enabling technologies.

HEALTH INFORMATICS GROUP, C-DAC MOHALI

  • SeHATOPD has been designed and deployed by Health Informatics Group at C-DAC Mohali, the group is one amongst the pioneers in eHealth/telemedicine in Asia.

  • SeHATOPD is based on eSanjeevani – Government of India’s flagship telemedicine technology developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (Mohali).
  • eSanjeevani – a doctor to doctor telemedicine system is being deployed nationally at 155,000 Health and Wellness Centres.
  • Further eSanjeevaniOPD is also based on eSanjeevani telemedicine technology.
  • eSanjeevaniOPD enables citizens to access healthcare services in the confines of their homes.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • SeHAT is a patient to doctor system, initially for a general OPD consultation and proposed to be extended to specialist OPD consultation subsequently.

Triservice Teleconsultation Service of the MoD is being offered to all entitled personnel of the three Services.

  • It aims to provide healthcare services to patients in their homes. Safe and structured video based clinical consultations between a doctor in a hospital and a patient in the confines of his or her home is being enabled.
     SOURCES:    PIB   | SeHAT OPD Portal | UPSC

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