The average time that India’s neighbourhood doctors, called primary care consultants*, spend with patients is a negligible two minutes. Contrast this with first-world countries such as Sweden, the US or Norway where a consultation crosses 20 minutes on an average. according to the largest international study on consulting time, published in medical journal BMJ Open (via)

This eventually translates to quick fix medicines (like antibiotics) and overall sad state of healthcare.

Question: Can online consultation platforms fix this?

*Note that primary care doctors are different from consultants, but the issue is similar even with private doctors.