Netscribes latest market research report titled Telemedicine Market in India 2014 illuminates the dynamics in the tele-health market. In India, a massive urban rural gap exists within the overall population of India, out of which a sizeable chunk of rural population is deprived of the basic healthcare facilities. Shortage of healthcare professionals in rural areas is a major reason why government and healthcare companies are looking to use technology as a mean to reach the needy. Rural population uses only 15% of the total healthcare resources available to the Indian population.
Progression in the field of connectivity such as broadband, 3G and 4G data services and IT have made tele-health based services closure to reality in the country. Presence of superior healthcare service providers in the country reinforces the ability to provide top-notch telemedicine consultation and services. Furthermore, government initiatives to enhance healthcare facilities across the country creates substantial opportunity for telemedicine in India.