• Home
  • Health
More

    Mental health is top most concern for small cities and towns

    Today's Latest

    Amol Palekar set to return to stage after 25 years

    Mumbai, Nov 11 (IANS) Veteran actor-director Amol Palekar will be returning to the stage after 25 years with a Hindi...

    IFFI short film section to open with film on Parrikar

    Panaji, Nov 11 (IANS) The opening film of Shorts IFFI 50, a short film event, at the 50th edition of...

    Himachal, Dutch companies sign MoUs of Rs 200 crore

    Shimla, Nov 11 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government and Dutch companies have signed 14 memorandum of understanding of Rs 200...

    Popular Today

    Delete Facebook, reiterates WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton

    San Francisco, Nov 11 (IANS) WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton has once against asked people to delete Facebook as the social...

    Himachal, Dutch companies sign MoUs of Rs 200 crore

    Shimla, Nov 11 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government and Dutch companies have signed 14 memorandum of understanding of Rs 200...

    Turkey begins deporting foreign IS members

    Ankara, Nov 11 (IANS) Turkey has started deporting foreign fighters of the Islamic State (IS) terror group, starting off with...
    India Updates
    India Updates is an independent news & Information website. Follow us for regular updates on News and Information.

    Mental health is top most concern for small cities and townsNew Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) There has been a whopping 88 per cent growth in mental health queries in India this year and more people from smaller cities and towns are now coming forward for online consultation, a report said on Thursday.

    According to the Practo Health Insights, mental health has also been one of the topmost concerns for online consultation for people from non-metro cities.

    - Advertisement -

    Mental health-related queries grew a massive 367 per cent from non-metro cities.

    Nearly 40 per cent of all mental health-related consults come from women while 60 per cent are from men.

    Chandigarh is the fastest growing city with 353 per cent growth from 2018, followed by Ahmedabad and Lucknow which grew at 342 per cent and 233 per cent, respectively.

    People have increasingly preferred online consultation as it helps in understanding the symptoms via virtual assistance at the initial stage and removes all apprehensions of visiting a doctor for further treatment, according to Practo’s Online Consult.

    “Digital healthcare and technology have transformed mental healthcare in a way that makes it easy for patients to consult a psychiatrist or psychologist online and book an instant appointment if required,” said Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer, Practo that helps consumers locate doctors and healthcare information.

    Practo said its Online Consult platform is not only helping people from metro cities, but also patients from tier 2+ cities and rural areas where the availability of mental health professionals is very limited.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Must Read

    2nd T20: Rohit dismantles B’desh as India level series

    Rajkot, Nov 7 (IANS) Rohit Sharma smashed a whirlwind 43-ball 85 in his 100th T20 international as India rode his...

    Discontent in ITS officers of BSNL/MTNL after govt revival package

    New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) At a time when the revival package for BSNL and MTNL has been announced, demoralised Indian Telecom Service (ITS) officers...

    Army’s ‘Operation Maa’ weans away 60 youth from terror groups

    New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Indian Army has weaned away nearly 60 local youth of Jammu and Kashmir, who had been recruited by Pakistan-backed...

    Rajnath hands over Rs 3 crore to two defence start-ups

    New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh handed over Rs 3 crore to two start-ups in the defence sector, to help them build...

    Media manhandled at JNU students’ protest

    New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The protest on Monday by students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), against the draft hostel manual and a proposed fee...

    More Articles Like This