E-Consult in addiction medicine: An initiative in COVID lockdown

This article highlights the use of a mobile e-consult platform initiated by the  Centre of Addiction Medicine in India, in light of the need for substance use services during the COVID-19 lockdown. The mobile e-consult platform was found to be a promising method to serve patients with substance use disorders, as it enabled providers to easily transmit cases and queries to specialists. Specialists received real-time notifications on their mobile apps and had the opportunity to review cases and provide recommendations through the secure portal.