Small-City Health Care Revolution: Online Consultations Soar 87% in 2022

8 Feb 2023 • Published on the 8th of February, 2023 Online consultations have jumped by 87% in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities like Jaipur, Ahmedabad, and Lucknow whereas Metros witnessed a 75% increase in the same time period. According to experts, the last two years have seen a rapid increase in online doctor consultations. It is noteworthy that telemedicine has given patients more accessible access to primary health care. The study also found that more women are now opting for online consultations. Online appointments by women grew over 65% in 2022 as compared to 2021. According to the study, the most consulted specialities include Gastroenterology and ENT, which grew by over 150%. followed by dermatology and internal medicine which grew by 125%, psychiatry and paediatrics (110 %) and Gynaecology consultations grew by 100% in 2022.

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