With medical doctors and hospitals providing telemedicine providers to make sure social distancing within the wake of the coronavirus disaster, a big soar has been recorded within the variety of Indians who’re consulting medical doctors on-line.
In actual fact, digital well being portal Practo has seen the best soar in on-line session within the discipline of gynaecology. There was a 250 per cent rise in on-line session, they acknowledged in a launch, now that many routine gynaecology and prenatal care appointments have became digital visits.
Telemedicine practices began quickly after the lockdown to make sure sufferers get due medical consideration, by way of video calling or the telephone. Lav Aggarwal, joint secretray on the Well being Ministry additionally urged well being professionals and sufferers to avail the service, environment friendly for “regular, routine check-ups or continuous monitoring”, as talked about within the official Telemedicine Follow Pointers launched by the ministry.
“We have been receiving a lot of queries online in the last few days owing to increased awareness on telemedicine amidst the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown. In difficult times like these, Digital healthcare has played a significant role in improving the overall experience of the patients in terms of accessibility, quality, convenience, and especially trust,” Dr Vanita Vaishnav, obstetrician and gynaecologist, Bengaluru, was quoted as saying.
Of the consults, 50 per cent got here from tier 1 cities — Bengaluru, adopted by Delhi NCR, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai — whereas 50 per cent got here from tier 2 cities, together with Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bhubaneshwar and Mysore.