Too embarrassed to deal directly with doctors on sexual and psychological problems, a lot of Indians are logging on to virtual clinics for faceless medical advice
Vinay Singh (name changed) could never muster the courage to talk to "doctor uncle" about his bedroom woes. The 28-year-old Noida-based entrepreneur suffered from premature ejaculation for months till he stumbled upon a mobile app which offers 'private and anonymous consultations' with 'qualified' doctors.
Singh immediately downloaded the Mediczy app, registered with just his initials as user id and shared his concern. Within 2 Minutes, ten sexologists responded with advice. He started a telephonic consultation with the one whose suggestions he found most practical without showing his identity. "Thanks to him, I managed to overcome the problem," he says.
Singh is among a growing number of Indians who are turning to mobile-and-web consultations to seek help for conditions they are too embarrassed to discuss face to face with doctors.