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Apollo join hands with Google Health Card

Introduced in the US last year, Google Health Card provides basic information about a disease on its search engine, presented in layman terms like its prevalence, symptoms, diagnosis and more.

Apollo join hands with Google Health Card

Apollo Hospitals has tied-up with Google in a bid to provide adequate health information as part of the search engine's launch of Health Card in India.

Introduced in the US last year, Google Health Card provides a person with basic information about a disease on the Google search engine presented in layman's terms - like its prevalence, symptoms and diagnosis.

"This feature will provide credible information to help people understand common illnesses without getting scared of it," Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited informed PTI.

She also said that Apollo had compiled comprehensive information on 400 diseases including malaria and dengue, which would show up once the keyword of the disease was typed in.

It would also say if the disease was contagious, or at what age it would normally strike, she said adding for some conditions one could also see high-quality illustrations from licensed medical illustrations.

"The Health card that will show up explains the disease and its manifestations which are common in the country, medical facts, typical symptoms, cause and risk factor," explained she.

Reportedly, all the medical information, ranging from diaper rash to sudden cardiac arrest, which is presented in the Health Cards, has been reviewed and certified by specialists of Apollo Hospitals and the source is mentioned at the bottom of the card.

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