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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Accessibility to trusted doctors and availability of authenticated medical information

The young population of India has become wary of diseases cropping up because of unhealthy lifestyle, pushing them to reach out to doctors for help on their prevention and early diagnosis, states Lybrate Healthscape India 2016,in a welcoming sign that can have far-reaching positive impact on Indian healthcaresystem in the future.As per Lybrate’s annual report, about 45% young people, falling in the age group 20-45 years, actively consult doctors for prevention of diseases that arise out of lifestyle issues, while majority of others reach out to healthcare experts for issues related to either sexual or mental health.Lybrate, India’s first and largest online doctor consultation platform, released the report post analysis of around 70 million interactions, including booking of lab tests, that happened on the platform over a period of 12 months, starting January 1 this year.The top seven lifestyle issues, the report points out, that hovered greatly on the minds of young Indians which they want to stay away from include Diabetes, Cardiovascular diseases, Cancer and Hypertension..The Lybrate platform has proved how accessibility to trusted doctors and availability of authenticated medical information around health issues can help change the mindset of people and immensely improve healthcare delivery in India.We are committed to doing our bit in improving the healthcare scenario in the country and these insights are important to set the direction of healthcare delivery to make it accessible and affordable,” said Saurabh Arora, Founder and CEO, Lybrate.
With rise in pollution levels in Delhi and Bangalore in the month of November, interactions around respiratory issues saw a significant rise, while during Dengue and Chikungunya outbreak in the period between July and September, Delhi witnessed maximum number of interactions taking place with doctors.In Chennai and Kolkata, women have been more proactive about their health issues compared to any other metropolitan city. Prevention of lifestyle diseases is what made most of the people from Mumbai and Hyderabadreach out to doctors.

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