UT News Service | IMPHAL, AUG 26: Manipur Health and Family Welfare minister L. Jayantakumar Singh on Wednesday launched Teleconsultation using eSanjeevani OPD platform in a function held at Medical Directorate, Lamphelpat, Imphal. This is the first kind of such platform in the state.
Speaking at the occasion as chief guest, Jayantakumar Singh said that health, being one of the most important sectors, the government has been focusing for an improved health care service for the people. He also said that introducing such a health platform through which people having health difficulties can consult a doctor from home at free of cost, will be very beneficial to the public. The medical prescription slip will also be sent through the internet to the patient after the consultation. A smart phone/a laptop/tablet/ computer with internet facility will be required for connecting to a doctor for availing this new facility. This initiative will help the public to ease out the inconveniences caused during this pandemic period of COVID-19, the minister added.
Jayantakumar then said that COVID-19 has affected the world economy and all types of economic activities of the country. “One can well imagine that if this pandemic continues for a long life will become very hard,” the minister said. Scientists of the world have been trying to find a permanent solution to this disease. During these days citizens need to be informative and contribute to common people by sharing awareness about such new public health initiatives, he added.
The Health minister then explained that as an initial stage 30 numbers of doctors have been assigned to perform the said task. The state has also worked out targeting 220 (two hundred twenty) health centers at different locations to provide such service to the public, he also said. In the next step of the government, the facility for TeleconsultationOPD will be expanded to doctors staying outside the state and abroad as well. People of the state can register their names to esanjeevaniopd.in and get the benefit of TeleconsultationOPD from today, the minister added.
Regarding some of the unfortunate incidents meted out in some of the COVID Care Centres of the state, minister Jayantakumar Singh expressed that damaging public property for a slight information gap between the inmates and the concerned authority is not a right approach. The government is putting maximum efforts to help and comfort the inmates in COVID Care Centres and Quarantine Centers. There may be dissatisfactions amongst the inmates but the health department is also not ignoring their wellness in the centers. He appealed to all inmates to be calm and to approach the concerned authority through a proper channel. The minister also assured to address their reasonable grievances.