Practo Health Insights on Wednesday announced free online consultation with qualified doctors to ensure prompt medical attention to pollution-stricken Delhi-NCR.

The alarming rise of pollution level in the National Capital Region has essentially crippled the populace, health concerns like mild fever, cough and cold to severe discomfort and infections are on the rise.

Practo’s initiative is aimed at making Delhiites more proactive about their health and ensuring that no symptom goes undiagnosed. Operating on the principle of early diagnosis that can lead to better health outcomes, Delhites can use this service 24/7 to get in touch with a qualified doctor instantly, any time of the day. The service will be available for free till November 15, 2019, on the Practo app and website.

“We’ve made online consultations with quality doctors available for free for all Delhites; this would help ensure that patients get a qualified medical opinion and correct line of treatment, without any travel or extra cost,” said Alexander Kuruvilla, Chief Healthcare Strategy Officer, Practo.

Practo insights also revealed a 19 per cent increase in online doctor consultations since last week. It has also been observed that patients tend to delay their first medical interaction until the condition becomes critical.

(With input from agencies)