Government of India’s Aarogya Setu app has acquired a new feature called Mitr, an initiative providing telemedicine and consultation services.

Aarogya Setu Mitr offers essential healthcare services that you can avail from the safety and comfort of your home.

Through this, citizens of Indian can consult doctors over call, chat or video conferencing; conduct home lab test and use the option of e-pharmacy that helps you get the right medicines delivered at your doorsteps.

The private companies partnered for this teleconsultation service are Swasth Foundation; Tata Bridgital Health, a healthcare initiative of the Tata Group and Connectsense Telehealth, a platform from Tech Mahindra.

Swasth Foundation is a coalition of top Indian hospitals and telemedicine players that is offering a Covid-19 helpline; Tata Bridgital Health is offering teleconsultations in English and Hindi from over 100 verified doctors and Tech Mahindra’s Connectsense Telehealth platform has collaborated with doctors from Nightingale and other leading hospitals for audio and video consultation in Telugu, English, and Hindi.

To conduct doorstep lab tests, Aarogya Setu Mitr has listed 1mg, Metropolis, Dr Lal Pathlabs, SRL Diagnostics and Thyrocare. For this, you are required to place a request so that labs then can come and collect all required samples from your home as well as deliver results.

Pharmacies such as 1mg, Pharm Easy, Med Life and Net Meds are available for the delivery of medicines.

Aarogya Setu Mitr initiative has been facilitated by the offices of the Principal Scientific advisor to the prime minister and Niti Aayog to provide connect with healthcare services to users of Aarogya Setu app.

Last week, the Indian government made it mandatory for all the public and private employees to download Aarogya Setu app.