written by (MM) banker Almost a decade and a half back, I decided to go to the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai for general health check up of my family members who had no complications, but I thought that for a healthy life, good health and disease-free body is pre-requisite. I never asked anybody regarding the tit bits of the place and the hospital as it would have been contrary to my nature of exploring the unknown and exploiting the known. My company had the facility of letting me visit any place in India with my family members once in two years by air, a facility which never went unavailable during my service period.
This time, I planned for a Port Blair visit via Chennai for the dual purpose of seeing the former and treatment at the latter. I had earlier booked the Guest House of my company at Chennai for a week at very nominal and negligible cost with adequate comfort and familial atmosphere as all other occupants and inmates were my company executives. Of course, this facility will not be available to every one, but others visiting the Hospital find it very very profitable to stay under paying guest system in the vicinity of the Apollo Hospital itself at very reasonable rates with complete homely facility for cooking. Some dos Persons reaching the hospital should select such a train which reaches Chennai in the early morning so as not to waste a day and to minimize the overnight expenditure which awaits them once they reach there in the evening time.
Staying nearby the Hospital economizes your expenditure besides saving your valuable time. Get ready at 07.00 AM sharp and reach the hospital by 07.30 AM. Fill up Registration Form if you are a first-timer and submit the details at the counter along with the registration fees which will fetch you a life-time computerized card renewable periodically. The polite and knowledgeable employees at the counter will guide you to the doctor you like to be treated by. Take appointments with all doctors on the first day itself with at least a day gap for every treatment as sample-donation and report-collection and getting it vetted by the doctor will take a day in between. Book your return tickets in advance because last minute rush may strand you for a couple of days of unnecessary expenses and sojourn. Book the hotels or guest houses in advance. Well, I had digressed from my earlier description for a few minutes. The rest I did can be done by you and he.