A travel clinic provides information about the diseases that you may acquire while travelling. It equips you with all the knowledge required to protect yourself from various diseases and the measures to be undertaken in case you fall ill during your journey.
What is the need for travel clinic?
Every trip exposes you to the risk of acquiring various diseases. And the risk depends on the person’s age/health status, the mode of travel, the destination, the duration of stay, type of accommodation and purpose of travel. But observing certain precautions and taking appropriate medicines and vaccines can prevent you from falling sick.
Why consult a travel clinic?
There are various diseases that might affect your health while travelling. Some of these are motion sickness, jet lag, traveller’s diarrhoea, heatstroke, altitude-related illnesses, malaria (especially during travel to Africa, South America and the Far East) and yellow fever (Africa, South America).
What is the ideal time to visit?
The ideal time would be 4-6 weeks prior to your trip, as vaccines and medicines need to be taken well in advance. However, even if you plan a trip on short notice, you should still visit the travel clinic as you can still benefit from the vaccines and medicines.
What are the serrvices offered?
Updated information on the diseases you might encounter at your travel destination.
Vaccines and medicines you need to take in advance.
General tips on environmental safety, motion sickness, jet lag and problems of air travel.
Specific tips for pregnant women, newborns, infants, children, people with chronic diseases and elderly people.
How to put together a travel health kit and the appropriate medicines you need to carry for emergency treatment.
Contact information of the health professional you can visit, in case of an emergency at your destination.
Post-travel consultation for any illness.
What if i have just arrived in india?
We can provide you with disease information specific to your place of visit in India. We can advise you on medicines and vaccines that you need to take in case you missed them earlier. You can also consult us for any other illness.
Consultant at KokilabenDhirubhaiAmbani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, who has been especially trained in travel medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.
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