Telemedicine has a prime importance in India, given the country’s vast geographical spread and huge rural population. In the ever-revolutionizing world, telehealth is an industry that is quite promising. It potentially provides medical care to people who are unable to access it or prefer home consultations. This allows patients to get proper advice, reminders, and monitoring of health issues even across long distances.
The COVID-19 outbreak has revealed various challenges faced by the existing healthcare system in India. Amid the lockdown, people were unable to consult with doctors physically and these circumstances have clearly emphasised the
necessity of telemedicine services.
However, a few leading hospitals like AMRI Hospitals understood the need of the hour and offered timely prompt care and expertise to deal with the pandemic. In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, AMRI Hospitals introduced AMRI Tele-Consultation Services for patients. Highly qualified doctors, with years of experience, are available via phone, email, WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger to ensure proper guidance. Telemedicine is constantly easing the problems related to hospital OPD visits, especially for patients living in farflung areas. These facilities help in saving travelling time and cost, and also lets patients consult a doctor at their own convenience, from the comfort of their home.
Healthcare researchers with years of experience working at AMRI Hospitals believe that India’s telemedicine segment is expanding rapidly and backing the economy in terms of growth rate, revenue, sale, market share and size. As India has a huge population, it is an ideal base for telemedicine. The telemedicine industry is expected to generate over $5.4 Bn market opportunity by 2025 across the country. Start-ups such as Practo and DocPrime have also set an example for telemedicine market by building great opportunities.
Technology is constantly evolving and easing the process of providing medical services. Through IOT (Internet of Things) perspective medical emergencies can be tackled immediately by healthcare professionals.