Bhubaneswar: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhubaneswar launched a “Travel Health Clinic” on Monday. This special clinic will provide a one-stop solution to people travelling within the country and abroad.
Such a “Travel Health Clinic” has been opened up for the first time in Odisha and there are very few like it all over the country. This centre is being operated by the Department of Community and Family Medicine of AIIMS Bhubaneswar.
The special clinic will run twice a week. It will provide imminent travellers with essential vaccination services that may include some country-specific vaccines like the yellow fever vaccine, advice regarding healthy behaviour during travel, assembling a customized medical kit for use in emergencies and the other ‘Dos and Don’ts’ during the travel period.
Inaugurating the clinic, the executive director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AIIMS, Dr Prof. (Dr.) Ashutosh Biswas urged every traveller to seek travel-related health advice before the journey to avoid contracting and transmitting illnesses during travels.