Global Healthcare Travel Medicine Clinic is a 24×7 Travelers’ Clinic dedicated to providing the highest quality and most complete travel medical service in the region of Pokhara and the surrounding metropolitan area. We are conveniently located at the Lakeside Center Point.
We strive to make sure that you have all the necessary information to have a safe and healthy travel experience. We thank you in advance and we are looking forward to caring for you.
Global Healthcare is Pokhara’s leading traveler’s clinic excelling in medical and technological advancements to provide patients international standards of clinical care. At Global Healthcare, General physicians are trained to provide high quality care for patients of all ages. Our physician team is well equipped to diagnose both kinds of simple and complex ailments. They are trained to conduct any diagnoses more logically and safely. They care for difficult, serious or unusual medical problems and continue to see the patient until these problems have resolved or stabilized.
Global Healthcare is a premier choice for patients with bone and joint problems. The team of expert orthopedics doctors at Global Healthcare are specialized in treating and managing a wide range of orthopedic conditions with the use of cutting-edge technology and techniques. We believe that educating our patients and providing them with the knowledge and tools they need to maintain their bone and joint health is an integral part of our approach to care.
The department formally cater to all the skin related problems. The specialized team provides personalized treatment for patients suffering with various skin diseases/ allergies or disorders. We ensure in providing the best solution for the best skin care by using the latest technology.
ENT specialists at Global Healthcare are highly experienced and skilled in offering assessment, diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of medical conditions influencing the efficiency of ear, nose, throat along with head and neck regions. The ENT department is a combination of cutting-edge innovation, seasoned expertise and exceptional patient care.
At Global Healthcare Laboratory and Radiological Services are an irreplaceable component of modern technology with international standards. The department is equipped with facilities and equipment to detect and monitor a wide range of diseases.
The radiologists closely work with specialty clinicians to ensure all the required information is interpreted from the diagnostic data. Also, the team works together to reduce the possible risks and complications that are related to the procedure.
Laboratory Services at Global Healthcare provides a wide range of Laboratory investigations necessary for patient care. It consists of disciplines of Biochemistry, Clinical Pathology, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology & Serology, Infectious Diseases, Histopathology, Cytopathology.
PCR and Antigen tests can be done at our clinic (24×7). Samples will be collected under highly standard and safe conditions. The test results can be collected on the same day or within hours.
We have an excellent pharmacy which stocks all the emergency drugs which caters to our patients round the clock.
Cashless medical facility is available to the members with travel insurance. Our expertise team will assist you in claiming and process necessary documentation for free. Furthermore, also assure and assist during the process of reimbursement.
We offer a complete range of immunization and vaccines required to travel to countries around the world include.
High altitude sickness is a condition commonly seen in trekkers. It happens because the body doesn’t have enough time to adapt to the lower air pressure and lower oxygen level in the air at high altitudes.
Altitude sickness typically only occurs above 2,500 meters (8,000 ft), though some are affected at lower altitudes. Risk factors include a prior episode of altitude sickness, a high degree of activity, and a rapid increase in elevation. Diagnosis is based on symptoms and is supported in those who have more than a minor reduction in activities. It is recommended that at high-altitude any symptoms of headache, nausea, shortness of breath, or vomiting be assumed to be altitude sickness.
Types: Acute mountain sickness, high altitude pulmonary edema, high altitude cerebral edema, chronic mountain sickness.
|Gastrointestinal||Loss of appetite, nausea, or vomiting, excessive flatulation|
|Nervous||Fatigue or weakness, headache with or without dizziness or lightheadedness, insomnia, “pins and needles” sensation|
|Locomotory||Peripheral edema (swelling of hands, feet, and face)|
|Respiratory||Nose bleeding, shortness of breath upon exertion|
|Cardiovascular||Persistent rapid pulse|
Symptoms that may indicate life-threatening altitude sickness include:Pulmonary edema(fluid in the lungs)Symptoms similar to bronchitisPersistent dry coughFeverShortness of breath even when restingCerebral edema(swelling of the brain)Headache that does not respond to analgesicsUnsteady gaitGradual loss of consciousnessIncreased nausea and vomitingRetinal hemorrhage
The drug acetazolamide (trade name Diamox) may help some people making a rapid ascent to sleeping altitude above 2,700 meters (9,000 ft), and it may also be effective if started early in the course of acute mountain sickness. Diamox can be taken before symptoms appear as a preventive measure at a dose of 125 mg twice daily. Diamox, a mild diuretic, works by stimulating the kidneys to secrete more bicarbonate in the urine, thereby acidifying the blood. This change in pH stimulates the respiratory center to increase the depth and frequency of respiration, thus speeding the natural acclimatization process. An undesirable side-effect of Diamox is a reduction in aerobic endurance performance. Other minor side effects include a tingle-sensation in hands and feet.
In high-altitude conditions, oxygen enrichment can counteract the hypoxia related effects of altitude sickness. A small amount of supplemental oxygen reduces the equivalent altitude in climate-controlled rooms.
Increased water intake may also help in acclimatization to replace the fluids lost through heavier breathing in the thin, dry air found at altitude, although consuming excessive quantities (“over-hydration”) has no benefits and may cause dangerous hyponatremia.
Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates acute mountain sickness. Thus, avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude is optimal.
Telemedicine is the remote delivery of health care services by use of telecommunication and information technology. Global Heathcare Travel Medicine clinic is the first to introduce the concept of Telemedicine service in Nepal. It has been used to overcome distance barriers and to improve access to medical services. particularly for trekkers, Hikers and Mountaineers.
Emergency care delivered through Telemedicine can support patients who require immediate assessment and treatment. It certainly helps to minimize the condition to get worsen and leads to a quick recovery. One of the most important aspects of Telemedicine is that it places the patient firmly into the focal point of care. It will also allow the patient without access to care to receive it more easily.
A team of extensively trained Telemedicine staff works 24/7 to gain access for our patients in remote or distant areas.