How the rise of telemedicine can reform the healthcare sector in India
Awareness, access, absence and affordabilityAccording to the last census, more than half of Indiaâ€™s 1.1 billion population lives in villages and rural areas. Due to doctors being able to consult, write prescriptions and spread awareness over a phone call, the load on hospitals had considerably reduced. Through the help of telemedicine, patients in the most remote parts of the country can access help from qualified professionals/super-specialists in the city. ALSO READ How rural India is embracing telemedicine in the time of coronavirusThe growth of telemedicine in IndiaAccording to an EY-IPA study, the telemedicine market in India is expected to reach USD $5.5 billion by 2025. Though the benefits of telemedicine and its potential to transform the healthcare sector in India is far-reaching and holds out much hope, the battle is only half won here.