Rajasthan: Retired Defense Doctors To Offer Online Consultation | Jaipur News


JAIPUR: Former defense medics began providing online consultation on e-Sanjeevani OPD for the people of Rajasthan from Monday.
While this installation started in Uttar Pradesh three days ago, the retired personnel service of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) has been extended to Rajasthan on the basis of a good response.
E-Sanjeevani OPD is a central flagship telemedicine platform developed by the Center for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC), Mohali, under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It offers free consultations to any Indian citizen. However, with the surge in Covid cases, the demand for doctors has increased while the supply has decreased due to the withdrawal of doctors for Covid service functions. This is where defense veterans come in to help, officials said.
The medical branch of the HQ Integrated Defense Staff provides telemedicine service to serving and retired defense personnel and has coordinated with MoHFW and NIC to deploy this former defense OPD to civilian patients.
“There has been a good response from retired defense medics and more are expected to join us soon. Subsequently, a national OPD of former defense doctors is envisaged. Their vast experience and expertise will help the wider clientele obtain in-home consultations and overcome the crisis, ”said an official.
Apart from that, the Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted two empty cryogenic oxygen containers from Jodhpur to Jamnagar on Sunday. While empty refuellers are transported in the C-17 aircraft, refuellers are transported by road because liquid oxygen cannot be transported. The IAF has ordered 24/7 availability of the entire heavy transport fleet and a substantial number of medium transport fleets to operate in a hub and spoke model. Currently, eight C-17 aircraft, four IL-76, eight C130, 20 AN-32, 10 DO-228 Dornier and 20 helicopters have been assigned to the Covid service. The aircrew of all fleets have been increased to ensure round-the-clock operations.


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