COVID-19 has put a lot of stress on the healthcare systems to deal with rising mortality rates and providing treatment to the COVID-19 patients, due to this all the focus has been shifted to coronavirus treatment.
Digital Healthcare platforms have stood up in these tough times to treat people of their ailments and anxieties. Due to the advent of these digital healthcare platforms, the people who are not able to get quality healthcare due to overstressed hospitals and clinics are now adopting online healthcare consultations. Many Hospitals are now available online for consultations via calls, video calls and chat services.These Telemedicine and TeleHealthcare services are assisting people for their healthcare including derma problems without the need of visiting a hospital or derma clinic.
According to a report published by a leading survey firm amid the pandemic, stress is not only taking a toll on the mental and physical health but also affecting skin, hair, nails, and causing other similar issues. These issues if not consulted and treated in time can cause a lot of problems. Most of the derma issues, if treated in the early stages, can be cured then and there itself. These issues include skin problems like acne, hyperpigmentation, dry skin, blackheads, whiteheads, rashes, melasma and issues like hair fall and dandruff.As we gear up to return towards the new normal where governments will be easing restrictions, the citizens will be prepared to step back into a different world – Living with the Virus.
The delivery of healthcare and its accessibility will be the next big focus. It is estimated that a major part of the revolution in healthcare would be health consultation through online healthcare platforms, booming the Telehealth and TeleMedicine sectors.
As per a recent survey report – stats show a spike of over 300% in online consultation for dermatology related issues and over 70% for hair-fall related issues. It is essential during this stressful time of Covid-19 with our four-walled confined work from home routines, that we remain in the best possible mind frames as getting worked up will only worsen things.All your healthcare concerns are now just one click away, all thanks to the reforms in the online healthcare platforms.
Online Consultation was first considered a novelty than a necessity as trends showed that people from metro cities accounted for 90% of the total customers in the financial year of 2016-2017 but the financial year 2019-2020 displayed an interesting trend where non-metro cities were accounting for about 40% of the business, this shows that online consultation is being adopted by the population of non-metro cities too, it is helping close the gap of rural healthcare standards. The future of online healthcare seems bright and will further strengthen the existing healthcare industry which will help each and everyone get the top of the line healthcare without differentiating on wealth.