DoctorNDTV.com, NDTV’s medical site has completed one year. DoctorNDTV.com aims to empower the average Indian with accurate, comprehensive and credible information on medical problems.
The uniqueness of the site lies in its global panel of over 160 distinguished experts from different fields in medicine. They review as well as answer health related queries from visitors to the site, free of cost. In addition, the site provides information on support groups and hospitals.
DoctorNDTV.com is an Indian site, with authoritative and accurate information relevant to Indians and focused on health issues that are unique to this country and its people. Doctorndtv.com has been acknowledged by the Lancet as one of the best medical websites in the world. It has received favourable reviews in the British Medical Journal.
The potential of the Internet to disseminate health related information in India is huge, especially in the context of a fast growing user population, Internet over cable and forthcoming broadband initiatives.
According to industry sources, most reputed health sites are mainly American and do not take into account the Indian milieu. Indian health websites are fewer in number, directed usually towards doctors and do not always address the patient’s question.
DoctorNDTV.com is a not-for-profit initiative and aims to empower the average Indian with accurate, comprehensive and credible information on medical problems.
At the click of a mouse, any Internet user will be able to refer to the latest news on health and medicine, refer to a wide range of topics ranging from emotional disorders to cancer, as well as to information on drugs, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
The site does not in any way aspire to replace the general practitioner or the medical specialist, but it does seek to make patients more knowledgeable about their ailments, treatment and relevant medical terms.