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Delhi's 24-hour East West Medical Center has a referral list of doctors, dentists, pharmacists, and lawyers throughout India. Its staff can arrange treatment wherever you are in the country. It also provides air ambulances that can evacuate you from remote areas in the case of a medical emergency. Note: You must pay the center when you receive assistance—credit cards are accepted—and then apply for reimbursement by your insurance company later. It's necessary to get in touch with East West first so that they can verify your policy details. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a day, depending on the day of the week and whether the details are in order; at that point East West will organize payment.

Contact Meera Rescue, based in Delhi with branches in Mumbai and Goa, if international evacuation is necessary. (Whatever happens, don't go to a government hospital. In a grave emergency, contact your embassy.) Meera Rescue is a professional evacuation service recognized by international insurance companies; the company evacuates from anywhere in the country to hospitals in major cities and overseas if necessary; it's open 24 hours. Like East West, you must pay Meera and be reimbursed by your insurance company.

Consulates and Embassies

Indian Consulate General. www.indiacgny.org.

Indian Embasssy. 202/939–7000; www.indianembassy.org.

U.S. Consulate (Mumbai). Bandra Kurla Complex, C-49, G-Block, Bandra East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400051. 22/2672–4000; mumbai.usconsulate.gov.

U.S. Embassy. Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, National Capital Territory, 110021. 11/2419–8000; newdelhi.usembassy.gov.

General Emergency Contacts

East West Medical Center. 28 Greater Kailash 1, New Delhi, National Capital Territory, 110048. 11/2464–1494; www.eastwestassist.com.

Meera Rescue. 112 Jor Bagh, New Delhi, National Capital Territory, 110003. 11/2465–3170; 11/2465–3175; www.meera-rescue.com.

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