Absolutely amazing experience! We are new to Chennai and live in Padur (near Kelambakkam). My wife got very a high fever last weekend and when paracetamol stopped working, I had to find a doctor. We first went to Chettinad Health City - five doctors (looked like interns) came around asking the symptoms and all five had a lost look on their face. I lost it when the fifth one asked me to get the file made before he can proceed. We walked out and went to Swaram Hospital in Kelambakkam. Not a great place but since we had an emergency, it was our only option. Moreover, I didn't want to be robbed by the fancy of Apollo and Global Heath City - the only two other known hospitals within 20 KM of Padur. The medication recommended from Swaram didn't seem to be working and on Tuesday, I was desperate to seek another opinion. Not knowing where else to go, I took her to newly opened Apollo Hospital on OMR (near Perungudi). The OPD doc wasn't available and to out surprise, the emergency doc gave me the standard Apollo bullshit and within first five minutes, gave out an opening script about admitting her for at least two days! This is when he hadn't even checked what the real problem is! I lost it and asked him to give her a paracetamol injection and be done with it. These morons have absolutely no respect for their profession, all they want is to mint money out of you. The doc at Apollo (Bhaskar) had the balls to ask me where do I work? How is that relevant? So that you can mind money out of me depending upon how much I make? To top it all, the doc gave her a paracetamol IV instead of a simple injection and charged me INR 1000 for the 20 minutes we were there.