In telehealth, scaling up the Indian advantage

In telehealth, scaling up the Indian advantage

Effects of COVID-19-

    • Detection of T.B. cases came down by 50% in April-December of 2020 relative to the same period in 2019
    • antenatal care visits were down by 56% in the first half of 2020.
    • It has exacerbated inequalities 
      • people living in rural and remote areas were further disadvantaged because of travel restriction.
      • The increased use of digital technologies
        •  has mitigated the impact of COVID-19 to a extent
        • Virtual consultations avoid the risk of COVID-19 transmission and spread
        •  It has helped to bridge this socio-economic divide.
  • government’s e-Sanjevani platform
  • It offers both provider-to-patient interactions
  • provider-to-provider interactions
  •  Here patients visit digitally equipped community health officers in rural health and wellness centres
  •  It helps to connect general practitioners and specialist doctors through a hub-and-spoke model.
  • Private providers and non-governmental organisations have also expanded their reach by virtual access to underserved populations.
  • increase telehealth, telemedicine capacity by eliminating repetition of common advice.
  • Why is it good?
    • Data plans are cheaper in India than anywhere else in the world.
    •  appropriately secure platform 

Way forward: 

With innovation in ecosystems of thinking and technology, learning and adaptation of new processes, new digital tools that bring an opportunity to leapfrog into a reality of ‘Health for All’.

Source- The Hindu

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