Google Search to Provide Health Information at your Fingertips

Information for over 400 conditions in English and Hindi now available in India

Google has announced that anyone in India searching for health information can now get it more quickly and easily with the launch of new health cards in the Knowledge Graph. Google worked with Apollo Hospitals and Columbia Asia Hospitals to review the content, and the health information covers over 400 health conditions including those common to India like malaria and dengue fever.

Now when people ask Google about common health conditions they will see information cards with typical symptoms, as well as details on how common the condition is, whether it’s critical, if it’s contagious, what ages it affects, and more.

India is the third country after the US and Brazil to have health information in the Knowledge Graph, and the content has been specifically designed for the Indian context. The cards are available in Hindi and English, and cover common local conditions. As connectivity can sometimes be a challenge, Google will automatically load a “lighter” version of the cards when a slow connection is detected so people can get to the information they need, quickly.