I am publishing the following news item to show the need for taking a travel insurance while travelling abroad.
It is mandatory while travelling to certain countries.
But I would advise every tourist to take one.
Its coverage is very wide and includes medical illness, hospitalization, loss of passport, missed flights, loss of luggage, etc.
The following is the news item published in the Times of India (Mumbai Edition)
10 October 2013
Insurer to pay Rs 3 lakh to woman who fell ill during Thailand trip