Joint Reconstruction Group, Chennai

We advise international patients to take T. Mefloquine (T.Lariam) 250mg once a week starting a week before the expected date of arrival.

It is also a good idea to take the typhoid vaccine from your GP.

It is also recommended that once you have arrived here to consume only bottled mineral water, which is freely available. Unlike some western countries, the tap water here is not meant for drinking purposes.

Please note that you will be in a very protected environment and will really not be at a high risk for any of the above illnesses. These recommendations are advised only as a precaution.

Infectious disease consultant, Apollo Hospitals: Dr. Ram Gopalakrishnan