The COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated the shift towards
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The COVID-19 pandemic may have accelerated the shift towards digital healthcare practices in India, but its adoption among women in 2020 – especially in non-metro cities – has been significant. Registering an overall growth of more than 212% from the previous year, online consultations emerged as one of the preferred modes of consulting doctors by women in India.

More women in non-metro cities opted for online consultations in 2020 – growing at an average rate of 550%, compared with 400% recorded among women in metro cities. This means that even as the majority (65%) of the total number of online consultations done by women in 2020 were from metro cities, there has been a steady increase in the percentage of women from non-metro cities adopting telemedicine. In fact, this trend has been developing over the past three years.

From 10% in 2018 to 35% in 2020, women from non-metro cities are fast catching up with their counterparts in metro cities in embracing digital healthcare. What is even more remarkable is that around 75% of the women who consulted online from non-metro cities last year were first-time users of telemedicine.

Read more at https://blog.practo.com/from-mental-health-to-nutrition-indian-women-use-online-consultations-to-lead-a-healthier-life/
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