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Healthscape Report  : Tier 2 Cities Surpass Tier 1 Cities in Medical Consultations

New Delhi: Based on the analysis of data of over 1 million OPDs booked on the Pristyn Care’s primary care platform in the year 2022-23, 83% year-on-year increase in medical consultations in tier 2 cities while metros have witnessed a 73% year-on-year rise compared to the previous year. Siliguri, Srinagar, Bhubaneswar, Indore, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, and Kanpur have witnessed a remarkable surge of over 100% in both online and offline outpatient department (OPD) numbers. Similarly, Mangalore, Nagpur, Jaipur, and Visakhapatnam have shown significant growth, with OPD numbers rising by more than 80% compared to the 2022 data. Notably, tier 2 cities have outpaced tier 1 cities in terms of growth, highlighting a substantial increase in health consultations in specific tier 2 and 3 cities and highlighting the escalating demand for healthcare services in these regions.

According to the report, there has been a significant surge in consultations in various specialties over the past year. The notable increases are observed in General Surgery (111.72%), Dental (102.61%), Orthopaedics (102.16%), Gastroenterology (102.09%), Neurology (100.72%), Endocrinology (90.14%), Rheumatology (86.00%), Ophthalmology (85.72%), Pulmonology (83.97%), and ENT (80.95%) as compared to the data from 2022. This implies an increased demand for medical advice and services in specialized care. Mumbai saw the highest rise in medical consultations among metro cities at 92.07%, followed closely by Hyderabad with a 91.63% increase. Chennai ranked third with an 83.4% surge. Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi also witnessed substantial growth, each exceeding a 60% increase.