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Telemedicine gradually being acknowledged in Pakistan, 9% rise in proportion of Pakistanis who think consulting a doctor through phone or internet is better, 14% less proportion of Pakistanis now consider visiting the doctor directly a better way for consultation.

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According to a Gallup & Gilani Pakistan National Survey conducted in the year 2010 (08 years ago) respondents were asked, “In your view, is consulting a doctor through phone or internet is better or visiting him directly is a better way for consultation?” In response to this question, 14% it is better to consult through phone or internet, 83% said it is better to visit him directly while 3% did not know or respond to the question.

Comparative Picture: The question was asked again in 2018 to enable a concrete comparison. In 2018, In response to this question, 23% it is better to consult through phone or internet, 69% said it is better to visit him directly while 8% did not know or respond to the question.

The findings are available since 2010 periodically and the graph below shows how the figures have fluctuated over the years.

According to public opinion, there has been 9% rise in proportion of Pakistanis who think consulting a doctor through phone or internet is better, 14% less now considers visiting the doctor directly is a better option since 2010.

 This press release has been made as part of the Gallup Pakistan History Project which aims to release historical empirical polling data to wider audiences. The objective is to sustain and encourage empirical decision making in Pakistan.

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