Swine Flu

I have my set of disagreements with Paulo Coehlo, I don’t know what he was thinking when he wrote “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to help that person realize his dream”. I have another version of the same quote which is more applicable “When a person really desires something, all the universe conspires to screw him over in the most ironic way possible”.
I had always loved movies, and sometimes I so wanted the life to be like movies. You know me being the center (the hero, yeah I wasn’t expecting Erin Brockovich to be played in my life). With all the background scores full costume drama and a thrilling storyline, okay not so thrilling like The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
Now this is where the universe decides to screw me big time, it accepts my choice of making my life like a movie. So the damn universe had so many nice options to choose from, to play a movie in my life.
Casanova: I could have been the Giacomo Casanova who gets laid as much as he wants and as many women as he wants. I mean what a character that his family name was Casanova. Nah but the universe didn’t had to choose this one.
Guru: It could have chosen this one, I could have been the Guru Kant Desai, who would eventually make an organization of $37 Billions and proceed to be one of the richest man in the world. Nah the universe didn’t choose this one either.
The Pursuit of Happyness: I could have been Christopher Gartner, who goes on to make an Investment banker and become a millionaire out of it. No the universe didn’t like its plot either.
The Notting Hill: Okay, this one is not the best to be, but still Hugh Grant gets to sleep with the Hollywood Top Shot. No but universe didn’t had to choose this.
I mean there are so many movies, which could have been picked to add some spice to my life but then the universe obviously has the poorest taste in the movies. It picks up 28 weeks later and I am a legend.
The universal conspiracy theory finds out that the only way my life could be made spicier was not making me feel rich, handsome and lucky but to infest the world around me with freaking virus called H1N1. I mean why? Why the F**K a virus from pigs needs to spread like an epidemic and kill all the fun one is having.
You are grounded to your house cutting down on all social activities and outing. Yeah but you still have to go to the darn office for freaking nothing. And half the people around you are wearing a surgerical mask to ward of infection. I mean why, when there are so many good movies available. Then why, why the hell universe chooses to infect the world with Swine Flu. So Mr. Coelho, universe only conspires to screw you like it gives a Rats ass.
On a more serious note-
If you have these symptoms-

Influenza A (H1N1)

Influenza A (H1N1)

Image Source: Forward from Twitter

Please contact your local health center/authorities for a possible case of Swine Flu.
Kasturba Gandhi Hospital
Arthur Road, N M Joshi Marg, Jacob Circle, Mumbai – 11
(022) 23083901, 23092458, 23004512

Haffkine Institute
Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai – 12
(022) 24160947, 24160961, 24160962

Sir J J Hospital
J J Marg, Byculla, Mumbai – 08
(022) 23735555, 23739031, 23760943, 23768400
23731144 / 5555 / 23701393 / 1366

King Institute of Preventive Medicine (24/7 Service)
Guindy, Chennai – 32
(044) 22501520, 22501521 & 22501522

Communicable Diseases Hospital
Thondiarpet, Chennai
(044) 25912686/87/88, 9444459543

Government General Hospital
Opp. Central Railway Station, Chennai – 03
(044) 25305000, 25305723, 25305721, 25330300


Naidu Hospital
Nr Le’Meridian, Raja Bahadur Mill, GPO, Pune – 01
(020) 26058243

National Institute of Virology
20A Ambedkar Road, Pune – 11
(020) 26006290


ID Hospital
57,Beliaghata, Beliaghata Road, Kolkata – 10?
(033) 23701252


Government General Hospital
Near Railway Station,
Trichy Road, Coimbatore – 18
(0422) 2301393, 2301394, 2301395, 2301396


Govt. General and Chest Diseases Hospital,
Erragadda, Hyderabad
(040) 23814939


Government Medical College
Gandhi Nagar P O, Kottayam – 08
(0481) 2597311,2597312

Government Medical College
Vandanam P O, Allapuzha – 05
(0477) 2282015

Taluk Hospital
Railway Station Road, Alwaye, Ernakulam
(0484) 2624040 Sathyajit – 09847840051

Taluk Hospital
Perumbavoor PO, Ernakulam 542
(0484) 2523138 Vipin – 09447305200

Gurgaon & Delhi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, Aurobindo Marg Ring Road, New Delhi – 29
(011) 26594404, 26861698 Prof. R C Deka – 9868397464

National Institute for Communicable Diseases
22, Sham Nath Marg,
New Delhi – 54
(011) 23971272/060/344/524/449/326

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
Kharak Singh Marg,
New Delhi – 01
(011) 23741640, 23741649, 23741639

Dr. N K Chaturvedi – 9811101704

Vallabhai Patel Chest Institute
University Enclave, New Delhi- 07
(011) 27667102, 27667441, 27667667, 27666182


Victoria Hospital
K R Market, Kalasipalayam,
Bangalore – 02
(080) 26703294 Dr. Gangadhar – 94480-49863

SDS Tuberculosis & Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases
Hosur Road, Hombegowda Nagar,
Bangalore – 29
(080) 26631923 Dr. Shivaraj – 99801-48780

Information Source.

20 comments on “Swine Flu”

  1. Monika Reply

    oh this whole thing is so pathetic… hubby is travelling today and me is totally tensed…

    one side all these warnings etc and the other side the companies wont even postpone travel


    i agree with u why???

  2. ruSh.Me Reply

    You can go to one of following additional 15 pre-screening centers if you think you have symptoms of FLU.

    Erandwane : Nalstop Chowk, near Padale Palace, Karve road, Pune-4. Contact : Dr. Sarita Ganala, Phone:9764000939.

    Anandibai Narhar Gadgil Hospital : Near Mhatre Bridge,Dattawadi.Contact : Dr. Jyotsna Khole, Phone:9422987953.

    Balaji Rakhmaji Gaikwad Hospital : Opposite Lingayat Creamatorium,Timber market Ganj Peth. Contact : Dr. Sandhya Bahule.

    Kalavatibai Mavale Hospital : 283, Near Modi Ganpati,Narayan Peth. Contact : Dr. Nila Limaye, Phone:9881385015.

    Mamasaheb Badade Hospital : 558, Nana Peth Mutton market, Laxmi Road, Nana Peth. Contact : Dr. Swati Joshi.

    Hutatma Babu Genu Hospital : 529, Raviwar Peth, Sonya Maruti Chowk, Laxmiroad. Contact : Dr.Dinesh Bende, Phone:9421018878.

    Siddhart Hospital : Opposite Vishrantwadi Police Chowki , Alandi Road. Contact : Dr.Bhagwant Ghagare, Phone:9423004811

    Shivshankar Pote Hospital : Near Padmavati Pumping Station, Satara Road, Sahakarnagar. Contact : Dr.Vidhya Rajwade, Phone:9422520930.

    Junglerao Kondiba Amrale Hospital : 565 Shivajinagar, Near Income Tax Building. Contact : Dr. Aparna Gokhale, Phone:982321410.

    Baburao Genba Shewale Hospital : 47, Aundh Road, Khadki. Contact : Dr. Madhuri Gore, Phone:9823224789.

    Damodar Raoji Galande Patil Hospital : Kalyaninagar, Near Don Bosco School, Shastrinagar, Yerwada. Contact : Dr. Ujjwala Khisti. Phone:9730571404.

    Dr. Kotnis Arogya Kendra : Gadikhana, Near Mandai, Shukrawarpeth. Contact : Dr. Asmita Bhoi, Phone:9850992960.

    Bapusaheb Genuji Kapdepatil Hospital : Demko Colony, Koregaon Park. Contact : Dr. Jaya Bhondve, Phone:9922504428.

    Rohidas Kirad Hospital : Burudi bridge, Bak lane, Ganesh Peth. Contact : Chandrashekhar Gujar.

    Jayabhai Nanasaheb Sutar Maternity Home : Near Gujrat colony, Kothrudgaon. Contact : Dr. Shyam Satpute, Phone:9823217047

    Oh!! Hugh Grant in Notting Hill would be the coolest!!

  3. Sri Reply

    haha witty or sarcastic – U got the way of putting things nicely for a interestin read. U wanna be Notting hill hero or casanova ? only one u got to pick LOL.

    On the serious note, when u were given good job, pay, car, love, good looks, very good writing skills and a place to call home – U didnot ask why 🙂 so why now ? Hehe 😛

    Take some rest from hectic work and usual outings, stay home and enjoy all the attention and pampering from the loved ones 🙂 And u know the best thing when u get ill (not so much, flu or fever is ok) and ur loved ones feel so much and gives u triple the love hehe..

  4. Sri Reply

    Plus God save us, India is a place where its dammn difficult to prevent such fast spreading dieases

    • Prats Reply

      @Sri: I am well only, Nothing happened to me. Can fight on Coelho anytime 🙂 No I never asked why everything good in life is accepted thankfully and bad is cursed and ranted. Well my default configurations are such what to do man, damn configs 😉

  5. Sue Reply

    Thanks for the info.

    By the way, I don’t remember which book of Paulo Coehlo this quote was from. I stopped reading Paulo Coehlo long back wen I found out that he was taking too much of my thoughts and time and emotions. But right now, the quote makes more sense to me.

    Is it Zahir?

    (I guess I commented already. If this comment is repetition, pls delete it)

      • Sue Reply

        I sat in Landmark and completed that book. I can’t sit there for so long so I went on different days and completed in 4-5 sittings… No wonder I don’t remember anything from it. LOL.

        • Prats Reply

          @Sue: Oh I love landmark….have read so many and bought so many books from there…. landmark always makes me feel home with the assortment of books they have 🙂

  6. Pallavi Reply

    I love Coelho..but only The Alchemist. The rest of his books were, methinks, rather monotonous and slightly surreal. Btw, do you mind if I copy the H1N1 image from your post into my blog too, as I have just written something on it. Thanks!!!

  7. vipul Reply

    thanks for ur information.
    the situation is really pathetic and the country the problem will be more disastrous when it spread to the urban areas also where no such facilities are available

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