Users will see the new 'cards' when they search for conditions with the Google app on Android or Apple phones and tablets, as well as mobile and desktop browsers.

"We have worked with Apollo Hospitals and Columbia Asia Hospitals to review the content and the health information. We will enable our users to check typical symptoms and get details on how common the condition is, whether it is critical, contagious and other information," Google Senior Product Manager Prem Ramaswami told reporters here today.

India is the third country after the US and Brazil to have health information in the Knowledge Graph. The content has been specifically designed for the Indian context, he said. The cards are available in Hindi and English, and cover common local conditions, he added.

Ramaswami said around the world, health conditions are among the most important things that people ask Google.

"In fact, one in 20 searches are for health-related information. However, the search results are not intended as medical advice but for informational purposes only. We will ensure that we convey that people should always consult a medical professional if they have a health related concern," he said.

During product development, Google has also consulted All India Institute of Medical Sciences and ASHAs (community health workers) to ensure the information on the cards is useful and accessible, he added.