Ex-defense doctors will now give online consultation on e-Sanjeevani OPD

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Ex-Defence doctors will now provide online consultation on e-Sanjeevani OPD to all citizens of the country.

India is suffering drastically from the second wave of COVID 19 where the shortage of medical officers, oxygen, and medical equipment has created havoc in the country. To curb the shortage of doctors and help the nation in this pandemic, Veterans (Ex-defence doctors) have come forward and offered their services to help the people needing medical care. They will give teleconsultation on e-sanjeevani OPD.

The e-Sanjeevani OPD is a flagship telemedicine platform of the Government, developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Mohali under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) to provide free consultations to Indian citizens. The Medical Branch of HQ Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) is providing telemedicine service for the serving and retired defence personnel and has coordinated with MoHFW and NIC to roll out this Ex-Defence OPD for civilian patients.

Many veterans have come forward for the nation to whom Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Director General of Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) Surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta addressed through video conferencing on May 07, 2021.

Seema Jain

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