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Rajnath launches telemedicine portal for military personnel

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh launches a ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation’ (SeHAT) OPD portal through video conferencing, in Delhi on May 27, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday launched the Services e-Health Assistance and Tele-consultation (SeHAT) portal, which will provide tele-medicine services to serving military personnel, veterans and their families.

“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,” a Defence Ministry statement said.

Mr. Singh urged the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) to consider adding specialist doctors to this portal, and incorporating delivery of medicines to the homes of Service personnel, the statement said. “The portal will help reduce the load on hospitals and patients will be able to get contactless consultations in an easy and effective manner,” it stated.

In a separate development, the last tranche of emergency medical supplies arrived from South Korea. “Today, the last tranche of medical support, 8,500 antigen detection, kits for 212,500 tests, arrived in New Delhi on Thursday evening,” the South Korean embassy said in a statement.

Till date, the South Korean government has sent six consignments of medical aid in three tranches, from May 9 to 27. In total, 330 oxygen concentrators, 200 negative pressure carriers, 200 oxygen cylinders, 18,500 antigen detection kits for 462,500 tests, and 10 ventilators have been handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society.

 


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