Are you planning to come to India on a medical trip? Here is a list of 10 essentials you must pack:
- Medical documents
It goes without saying that packing your medical papers is one of the most essential things for your medical travel. Whether you have taken an appointment in a clinic or you’re planning to visit the new city and start searching for an ideal one, you need to provide papers that have all the details of your medical conditions. Don’ forget to take the prescription slips too as the doctor will know what medicines were prescribed to you before.
- Passport and other documents
If you are going to a new country, you will have to carry your passport and visa at all times. You need to go through the rules of the country you’re visiting in order to avoid disappointment. For instance, to enter some countries, you will have to take injections against yellow fever and similar diseases. Check with your doctor if you can take these injections whilst having another medical condition.
- Emergency contact numbers
When you have a medical condition, it is recommended to travel with a family member to ensure that you have a peaceful and safe stay in the new country. However, if you are unable to take someone along with you, you must carry some emergency contact numbers. You need to have the phone numbers of the hospital, your hotel, your doctor etc.
- Money in the local currency
Not all hospitals have credit card payment facility. It is advisable to carry some cash in the local currency so that you can make payment without any hassle.
- Emergency first aid kit
Ensure you have a safe stay by carrying an emergency First Aid Kit. This kit can have all basic essentials like bandages, Dettol, gauges, insect repellent creams etc.
- Personal hygiene kit
Your personal hygiene is of utmost importance, especially if you’re prone to allergies and infections. Carry antiseptic creams, soaps, dental care kit, shampoos, etc.
- Important medication
Getting an upset tummy when you come to India is not a very good way to start a trip. Carry important medication for your medical condition as well as for common cold, cough, upset tummy, headaches etc.
- Comfortable clothing and footwear
No matter what condition you have, wearing loose comfortable clothing and footwear can reduce a lot of discomfort. Plan your clothing according to your stay and medical problem. Carrying extra innerwear in case you are extending your stay is a good idea.
Do you get allergies when you eat certain food items? Traveling to a foreign destination can be quite daunting especially if you have specific dietary requirements. It is recommended to pack some food essentials that can help you survive in a new city, especially if your trip is a short one. If you are planning a week or a month long stay, do a research and check which stores offer the type of food items you need.
- Miscellaneous items
Do you have a favorite cushion that makes sleeping easier? Carry pillows, shawls, blankets and other essentials that can ensure a comfortable stay. If you have important things that you might not get in your destination, you should pack them too.