On-line session for healthcare has elevated by 500 per cent between March 1 to Could 31, 2020, in line with a report by on-line portal Practo.
Throughout the interval, about 5 crore Indians accessed healthcare on-line with a mean frequency of two on-line physician consultations per thirty days, per person, as per the report.
With healthcare professionals providing teleconsultation alternatives amid the pandemic, Practo recorded about 80 per cent first-time telemedicine customers, together with 67 per cent drop in in-person visits. About 44 per cent of the customers have been from non-metro cities.
Of the whole on-line consultations, 7.5 per cent have been associated to COVID-19 associated signs. The common time spent with a health care provider on-line was eight minutes.
A development of 600 per cent was recorded within the general ENT consultations, 50 per cent of which have been by individuals aged 21-30. Ear infections, throat infections, stuffy nostril and sinus signs have been among the many top-discussed queries. About 76 per cent males and 24 per cent females consulted on-line, from metro cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Bengaluru, and non-metro cities like Indore, Mangalore, Hoshiarpur, Jaipur and Nizamabad.
in general consultations, 52 per cent of whom have been females whereas 48 per cent have been males from metro (72 per cent) and non-metro (28 per cent) cities.
“Pregnancy related questions have increased as the regular check-ups got disrupted due to the lockdown. The increased stress has resulted in irregular menstrual cycles for many as well. Digital platforms provide a great opportunity for people, especially women, to seek medical assistance from specialised doctors,” Dr Vanita Vaishnav, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Bangalore, mentioned.
The general paediatric teleconsultations elevated by 350 per cent, with queries coming from 67 per cent males and 33 per cent females. Cough and chilly, BCG vaccination, painless vaccination for infants, fever and headache in toddlers, movement issues, influence of delay in influenza vaccine and missed PCV vaccination cycle have been the highest well being issues.
Teleconsultations associated to COVID-19 noticed a 200 per cent enhance between March and Could 2020, 70 per cent being males and 30 per cent females, from metro (70 per cent) and non-metro (30 per cent) cities.
“Telehealth has multiple applications, optimal care and virtual care is possible and extremely helpful in a pandemic scenario like COVID-19. It uses high definition transmission and clarity to provide rapid, accurate and real time consultation from professionals with expertise. Healthcare professionals can evaluate, diagnose and treat in a seamless environment..Patients are proactively using healthcare to manage their health and telehealth is a great alternative and has the potential to reach exponential levels,” Dr CMA Belliappa, Common Doctor, Bangalore was quoted as saying by the report.