What is eSanjeevani app in India and how it can be used?

Let’s explore what the eSanjeevani app is and what the benefits of the eSanjeevani app are. We will also discuss the features and facilities of this app in this article.


eSanjeevani app



In today’s fast-paced world, it is very difficult to treat a human being. For minor illnesses, one has to physically go to the doctor’s clinic or hospital’s OPD and get one’s checkup done. Then people think how good it would be if we did not have to go anywhere and could get the doctor’s advice sitting at home! Till some time ago, this was just an imagination, but with the progress of science, this has also become a reality. Telemedicine is a blessing of science, which has made the dream come true. Telemedicine is the facility by which you can get medical advice from doctors from your home.

What is eSanjeevani?

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the Government of India (MoHFW) launched eSanjeevani in 2019, which is a cloud-based integrated tele-medicine system that facilitates communication between doctor and patient and also doctor and doctor. The first state where eSanjeevani was launched was Andhra Pradesh. This facility enables you to get medical advice from the comfort of your home. During the COVID-19 period, in 2020, MoHFW also started eSanjeevani OPD, which provides OPD consultation services through telemedicine. This service proved to be a boon for the people of India during the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown period.
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What is the eSanjeevani App?

Now, let’s talk about the eSanjeevani app. To spread the facility of eSanjeevani, MoHFW, the Government of India, and the Centre for Development and Advance Computing (C-DAC) in Mohali, India, have developed a mobile app called the eSanjeevani app. You can get it from the Google Play Store or from its official website through a QR code. More than 100K people have downloaded this app and benefited from it.

How does the Sanjeevani app work?

It provides a real-time virtual medical consultation facility to the patient, as if he were physically present before the doctor in his or her clinic or OPD. It can also create a virtual link between doctor and patient, if required, during the treatment of a patient.
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Let’s see how to use the eSanjeevani app:

  • To use this app, you have to download it either from the Google Play Store or its official website. I have provided the links to the Google Play Store and its website above.
  • After downloading this app, you have to register the patient with their mobile number and OTP. You will get the OTP on the mobile number when you press the Get OTP button.
  • You can also use this app as a CHO or doctor, if you are.
  • After successful validation of the OTP, you have to fill in your profile information, viz., your name, DOB, mobile phone number, email, gender, etc., and click the send OTP button.
  • You will get an OTP on this mobile number and email ID (if you provided them). You have to enter this OTP in the desired place on the app screen for validation.
  • After successful validation of the OTP and registration, the patient login screen will open. From here, you can login to this app with the help of your mobile number, email ID, and OTP, which you will receive on your registered mobile number or email.
  • After a successful login, the dashboard screen will open. From here, you can consult the specialists by pressing the Consult Now button.
  • This action will drag you to the screen where you have to select your state, OPD, and doctor, and now you are ready to go! You will be given a serial number, and once your turn comes, the call now button will be active.
  • You should follow the instructions that appear on the screen, and now you are ready to use this amazing app.
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Features of the eSanjeevani app:

The eSanjeevani app is absolutely free of charge.
This app is bilingual, i.e., it is available in Hindi and English. You can choose one at your convenience.
This app also informs you of OPD timing as per your state or union territory.
You can take medical advice from your doctor without going outside. So, it is especially beneficial for those persons or senior citizens whose health does not permit them to visit a doctor and wait in a queue before treatment.
Process of Getting Medical Advice from the Doctor via the eSanjeevani App:
When you are interacting with your doctor via video calling, the doctor can access your previous medical record if you have already entered it in this app, and he can advise you accordingly. This app also facilitates getting an e-prescription from the doctor. You can get this e-prescription via SMS containing the link to this prescription.
You can also see your patient profile through your registered mobile number and OTP verification.
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Other telemedicine services, like eSanjeevani:

There are also various types of telemedicine services (free or paid) available on the market, like eSanjeevani. Some of them are:
  • Lemonaid
  • Practo
  • Teladoc
  • Talkspace
  • Spruce
  • Amwell
  • PlushCare
  • Doctor On Demand, etc.


Thus, we have seen above how the eSanjeevani app is helping many people get medical consultations at home using telemedicine services. The way its popularity is increasing in India, it seems that very soon this app will make its own identity in the entire nation, and a large population of India will be able to benefit from its service.
That’s all for now, my friend! I hope this article will be helpful for you. You can send me your valuable feedback and comments in the following emails:
Abhijit Ranjan

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