Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday officially launched an online medical consultation platform to facilitate smooth health services for armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families.
The minister said that the online outpatient platform will ensure widespread access to quality health services in remote areas besides reducing the burden on the hospitals.
“This is a very important step taken at a very critical time for the health of service personnel. It has always been our endeavour to provide better, faster, and transparent facilities to our countrymen,” the defence minister said launching the service at a virtual event.
He said that the service can be availed by registering on the website https:ehatopd.in/. The trial version of the platform was made functional in August last year and over 6,500 medical consultations have been already carried out through it.
Defence Minister also said that the ‘SeHAT OPD’ portal reflected the government’s commitment to ‘Digital India’ and ‘e-governance’.
Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh were among those who attended the event.