Digital Healthcare Platform Records An Increase Of 73% Queries In Pediatric Consultations


The onset of the monsoon brings with it a wholesome rise in ailments of various kinds, especially in children. MediBuddy, a digital healthcare platform based in India reported an increase of over 73 per cent in queries related to pediatric consultations. Statistical insights from MediBuddy reveal that 52.43 per cent of 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 being common in young children in monsoons.

10.3 per cent of parents reached out for a second opinion for their child’s health, 34.78 per cent of queries revolved around lactation and feeding for newborn babies while 2.49 per cent of parents consulted specialists on vaccination advice for their kids.

However, given the surge in teleconsultations and quick access to specialist paediatricians, parents were able to access timely and quality care even at night hours by connecting with concerned doctors over MediBuddy’s app.

Speaking about the same, Satish Kannan, Co-Founder & CEO, MediBuddy said, “It is imperative that ailments related to monsoon need to be identified and treated with utmost urgency. With children, even a small ailment can be a cause of major concern for parents.”

MediBuddy has a partner network of over 90,000 doctors, 7,000 hospitals, 3000 diagnostic centres, 2,500 pharmacies and a 2400-members team. It has created an integrated ecosystem that offers patients several healthcare services in 16 Indian languages to enable user-friendly consultation to people in tier2&3 cities that they can seamlessly access anytime and anywhere. It offers online doctor consultations, medicine delivery, lab tests at home, mental health consultations, and many more services.

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