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6 Tips to Stay Safe when Travelling with Kidney Problems

As your physician keeps saying “it is better to be safe”, no matter how organized and health conscious you are, health condition can deteriorate all of a sudden when you have kidney problems. What if such a problem arises when you are in the middle of a train journey? Barring the first aid medical facilities in train, you cannot expect much! But, if you have RailYatri app in your mobile, then the story is completely different. All information regarding medical emergency in train travel is available with the new “Medical Emergency” feature.

Essential information in Medical Emergency feature:

  • Healthcare information from more than 1000 Hospitals
  • Hospitals across 6000 stations listed
  • More than 300 emergency ambulance numbers listed
  • Results shown after judging patient’s/train’s present location
  • Directions to the healthcare facility from the station
  • Detailed information about all facilities at the hospitals

If you have a kidney problem and have to attend family events (weddings, anniversaries, new baby birth, family reunion, etc.) or professional appointments (business meetings, seminars or conferences), make sure you have the updated version of RailYatri app with Medical Emergency feature in it. It will make sure you get proper treatment and medical help at stations, if some emergency unfortunately arises.

But there are certain things you can do, to make sure emergencies do not strike. Below are some tips to plan a trip:

  1. Dialysis Center Appointment: If you are on dialysis, the first step is to intimate the doctor or the dialysis lab about your probable date of travel and time frame. Intimate the center two months in advance and seek a viable appointment.
  2. Doctor’s Consultation: Always make sure you take advice from the doctor regarding your trip. A thorough analysis will give you the confidence to venture out. Ask for the doctor’s personal number or any suggestions to keep you healthy while away.
  3. Never Travel Alone: Always have someone by your side to help out in times of emergency and arranging for medical facility in train (maybe by going through the Medical Emergency feature). Apart from that carrying anything heavy is also not advisable.
  4. Maintain a Strict Diet: Arrange for special diabetic meals (that are low salt and low fat) while travelling in train. Many food services will adhere to such demands.
    Carry Extra Medicines: Always carry extra medicines, for drugs that have to be taken daily or every alternative date. Extra medicines make sure that you do not have to wander about trying to buy medicines while away.
  5. Carry all Important Medical Documents: There should be a separate section in your luggage for medical documents such as medical history and recent physical exam reports, recent lab results, recent EKG, recent chest x-ray, dialysis prescription with 3 to 5 recent treatment records and travellers insurance information.

RailYatri’s Medical Emergency feature will come to your rescue anywhere, anytime. If any medical emergency arises you will have only one thought: Thank God, I had the RailYatri app!


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