Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

Health concerns include pollution, water, food, and insects. Precautions must be taken to prevent illness for each of those broad categories, and new residents quickly adapt. You hermetically seal your apartment, drink only filtered water, clean all fruits and vegetables (we bleached everything and never once got sick), and take care with bugs (mosquito spray if you need it). Medical care is pretty poor. Dental care was widely revered as cheap and of good quality, but we each had a really uncomfortable experience with a regular dental cleaning. Several people were hospitalized with conditions that went undiagnosed. Lots of people with health issues get medevac'd. - Jul 2019


Mosquito born illnesses. Medical care seems good here, doctors often train abroad in the west. - Jan 2019


Definitely follow DOS's advice on vaccinations, wear mosquito repellent and properly clean produce/fruits prior to eating and you'll be fine. - Nov 2017


Yes; everyone gets sick here, some more often than others. Strands of disease here seem to be much stronger than anywhere else we have lived. When you get sick, you are pretty much down for days. Most common illnesses are stomach-related and then there is the flu. A simple cut takes twice as long to heal. Medical care is horrible, and the consulate med unit is no different. With that said, some people elect to have surgeries here because of the low cost.All serious cases are medevac'ed to Singapore or Bangkok. - Sep 2016


I think medical care is hit or miss. There are some really good, really cheap procedures. But there are horror-stories of inadequate sanitation standards. Just be really careful on which hospital you go to, and make sure you watch them clean/sterilize the instruments. - Mar 2015


The Consulate doesn't have an RMO. However, they just hired a new doctor. I've found the medical care here to be adequate. Many Indian doctors have worked in the U.S. before. Prescription drugs are very cheap. - Jan 2015


Hyderabad is relatively healthy compared to Delhi. As a personal anecdote I was sick far less wile living in Hyderabad than I was in D.C. Dengue and other tropical diseases are a concern. Delhi belly is inevitable. Medical quality is very good with some good private hospitals and doctors trained in the U.S. Dental care is also quality and inexpensive. - Nov 2014


Dengue fever, cholera, typhoid and nasty food poisoning. You will get sick here. Healthcare in general is quite good, though, and very cheap. Many good private hospitals. Dental care is also great and cheap. - Jul 2014


The main health concerns are related to food poisoning. Regular stomach problems are to be expected. - Mar 2012


Medical care is quite good. Dengue fever, malaria, and Japanese encephalitis are concerns, but not as much in the city as in the rural areas. - Feb 2012


Many health concerns from dengue to food-borne illnesses to pollution. There are good hospitals in Mumbai and Delhi, but not in Hyderabad. There have been many medical evacuations from the consulate. - Jan 2011


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