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Google rolls out health ‘symptom search’ feature in India

Google rolls out health ‘symptom search’ feature in India

Google has launched yet another useful feature to make things easier for millions of its users in India. World’s largest search engine platform recently rolled out a feature called ‘symptom search’ for patients to help them understand their medical symptoms in a better way.

Google has collaborated with a team of doctors from Apollo Hospitals for this app which will guide patients to find quality health information around various medical symptoms on their smartphones.

“This is a significant trend and we are happy to have partnered on this initiative with Google. At Apollo Hospitals, we have always made optimal use of digital technology for the benefit of patients,” Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals said.

The ‘Symptom Search’ feature aims to help users navigate and explore health conditions related to various symptoms, and quickly get to the point where they can talk to a health professional or do more in-depth research on the web.

The app will also guide users on self-treatment options. For an example when a user searches for symptoms like ‘cough and pain’, the app will show a list of related conditions i. e common cold, acute bronchitis and chest infection.

For individual symptoms like headache, the app will show digital cards providing users an overview description related to it.

“The abundant experience and expertise of our consultants was drawn towards providing clinical validation of the symptoms to spread the message of awareness and prevention of diseases. With the launch of the Symptom Search Project, we aim to provide quality healthcare information which can be accessed by a billion Indians,” Reddy further added.

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