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Searches for vaccination centres shoot up by 16X as India battles third wave of COVID: Just Dial

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Mumbai and Delhi witness maximum searches for vaccination centres

Online searches for local pharmacies dominated almost 85 per cent of the searches on Just Dial in the health category while that for vaccination centres went up by 16X across the country’s 1000 towns and cities as India battles the third wave of COVID, reports the latest Just Dial Consumer Insights.

As India surpassed the daily tally of 1 lakh COVID cases, pharmacies, vaccination centres, ambulances, COVID test centres, and oxygen cylinders remained the five most searched health categories on Just Dial. YOY demand for all searches in the health categories grew by 19 per cent during the quarter ending December 2021.

With pharmacies dominating majority of the searches, the YOY growth rate for searches around pharmacy stood at 15 per cent. This demand remained stable in tier-I markets while in tier-II markets, it grew by 37 per cent. Among tier-I cities, Delhi, and Mumbai, the two worst affected metros due the third wave, contributed to around 56 per cent of the online searches for pharmacies. Bangalore (46 per cent), Pune (42 per cent), and Hyderabad (27 per cent) were the three cities that saw maximum demand growth rate. Among tier-II towns and cities, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Nagpur, Nashik, and Patna were the top-5 cities generating maximum demand.

Mumbai and Delhi are witnessing maximum demand for vaccination centres. Searches originating from the two cities comprise around 53 per cent of the demand from tier-I cities. Jaipur, Patna, Chandigarh, Vadodara, and Nagpur were the top 5 tier-I cities that saw maximum searches for vaccination centres.

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