"Health and Safety
and medical facilities are very good and most practitioners speak English. The
cost of treatment is substantially less than European countries although
it is advisable to take out private medical insurance to cover repatriation
The services of opticians and contact lens
practitioners are widely available and of good standard. Spectacles are good value and
prescriptions can be made up in a few days.
Emergency hospital treatment is free and
there are a number of private clinics. The larger hotels have a resident doctor. Local
doctors will attend cases of sudden illness. Avoid contact with stray dogs and if
bitten seek medical advice as soon as possible.
Avoid wading in muddy water without wearing
protective shoes. This is the habitat of the laff or stone fish which if trodden upon
emits a poisonous venom from its spine. Immediate removal to hospital is
necessary as the would can be fatal if untreated.
Dr A. G.
Jeetoo Hospital, Volcy Pougnet Street :Tel: 212-3201
SSR National Hospital: Tel: 264-1661
Mahebourg:- Mahebourg Hospital, Princess Margaret Hospital : Tel: 631-9556
Rose Belle:- Jawaharlal Nehru
Eye Hospital: Tel: 433-4015
Quatre Bornes:- Princess Margaret Hospital: Tel: 454-3031