India-Pakistan match in a World Cup is always crazy. But it gets much more crazier if it is taking place in India. Not only people from all over India but from around the world are looking to watch the game.
With hotel stay prices getting skyrocketed in Ahmedabad ahead of the summit clash on October 15, people are now trying to book hospital rooms to ensure they come to the city to watch the all-exciting match.
As per a report in Ahmedabad Times, City doctors say many of them are getting inquiries from NRIs and NRGs (Non Resident Gujaratis) for a one- or two-night stay at their hospitals, as they are coming to watch the India-Pakistan match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera.
The owner of a hospital, as per AT, said that hotel rooms are priced at an all-time high during the period, varying from Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000 per night. Moreover, in some hotels, the room tariffs have touched Rs 1 lakh per night.
Commenting on the same, director of Sannidhya Multi Speciality Hospital in Bopal area, Dr Paras Shah, said, “Since it’s a hospital they are asking for full-body check-up and an overnight stay so both of their purposes are fulfilled – saving money on lodging and getting their health check-up done.”
Dr Shah, who is also a sexologist, added, “These people are ready for any, from deluxe to suite room, whatever is offered to them. Since we have limited rooms, we are being judicious in taking such advance bookings from NRIs because our priority is patient care.”
Confirming the trend, group medical director of Sterling Hospitals, Dr Nikhil Lala said, “We too are getting inquiries for 24-48 hours stays in our hospital, particularly around October 15, as we also have a full body check-up package.”
He added, “This is mostly due to the upcoming World Cup India-Pakistan match that is scheduled on October 15. Like at our hospitals, the scene seems the same in other city hospitals too. So, we are thinking of coming out with other health packages.”
The report further said that the room tariffs at these hospitals can vary from Rs 3,000 to Rs 25,000 for a 24-hour stay which includes food and, in many cases, the medical check-up cost too. Here, two people – the patient and an attendant – can stay together, making it a twin sharing room.