MediBuddy, India’s largest digital healthcare platform, reported an increase of over 73 percent in queries related to pediatric consultations. The onset of monsoon brings with it a wholesome rise in ailments of various kinds, especially in children.
Statistical insights from the company reveal that 52.4 percent of these queries reported on the platform were of fever, acute illnesses such as cold, respiratory issues, digestion problems, diarrhoea, UTI, and rash-related problems. Most of these illnesses were common in young children during monsoons. 10.3 percent of the parents reached out for a second opinion on their child’s health, while 34.78 percent of their queries revolved around lactation and feeding for newborn babies. Around 2.49 percent of parents consulted specialists on vaccination advice for their kids.
“It is imperative that ailments related to the monsoon have to be identified and treated with utmost urgency. With children, even a small ailment can be a cause of major concern for parents,” Mr. Satish Kannan, Co-Founder & CEO, MediBuddy said. “We at MediBuddy are glad that we can provide a sense of satisfactory respite to parents by giving timely advice and consultations. We are extremely humbled that our platform has been a continued source of right guidance and trusted medical consultations for their healthcare needs,” he added.
In the context of the surge in teleconsultations and quick access to specialist paediatricians, parents could access timely and quality care even at night hours by connecting with concerned doctors over the Medibuddy app. To help the patients, their network has over 90,000 doctors, 7000 hospitals, 3000 diagnostic centers and 2500 pharmacies in India. Apart from that, they boast of a 1500-member team located across 22 Indian cities.
MediBuddy is India’s leading on-demand, full-stack digital healthcare platform that helps patients access multiple healthcare services. It helps its users consult specialist doctors, order medicines and book lab tests from the comfort of their homes. They have access to online doctor consultations, wellness, preventive care services, fitness and hospitalization offered by its pan-India network of healthcare providers.
The platform has created an integrated ecosystem that offers patients several healthcare services in 16 Indian languages to enable user-friendly consultation for people in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. Apart from online doctor consultations, it also has medicine delivery, lab tests at home, and mental health consultations, apart from other services.
The platform has already catered to the healthcare needs of 3 crore Indians and attends to the needs of over 35,000 Indians daily across the length and breadth of the country. It has won several awards for its services.