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Medical Tourism of a Different Kind (Condé Nast Traveller)

Shunali Khullar Shroff on why you must not take your kids on a holiday abroad without travel insurance (and a medical kit the size of a large Louis Vuitton trunk)

It seems pre-ordained that one of us will require immediate medical attention on holiday. If it isn’t my two girls, it would have to be me (the husband has, so far, been spared). And the probability of this taking place somehow increases significantly when we cross the geographic boundaries of our country, which is why we avoid setting foot outside of Mumbai without travel insurance.

As I write this column, images of different holidays (by which, I mean hospital visits) surface from the remote recesses of my mind. Allow me to take you through some of them.

In Koh Samui, my older child decided to sprinkle her tropical surroundings with the contents of her stomach and had to be taken to a hospital when her fever refused to abate four days later.

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