Help son's in hospital in Agra, lost luggage need to buy clothing online?

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Hello everyone, I am really hoping that you can help me...my son landed in India and the airline lost his luggage. Today they have said that they have found it but delivery will take three days he told them to keep it in Delhi in case it gets lost again.

Yesterday he woke up very ill and is now in hospital and they expect him to be in there for at least three days. He has been wearing the same clothing since the 4th of January so he must stink by now! He was to fly home to Australia yesterday.

I would like to buy him some clothes and have them delivered to the hospital, I'm in Australia and I could pay via paypal. I have no idea who or how to do this in Agra so I'm a bit lost.

This trip hasn't been a whole bundle of laughs for him, he was robbed in Amsterdam, Lost his luggage in Delhi and picked up a pretty terrible illness. It's definitely been one big adventure! And as a Mum it's a bit of a nightmare, wish I could be there with him. But he is safe, in a good hospital and this introduction in to India is certainly something he'll remember for ever.
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You can check the thread I started a few days ago here about Amazon.in. On the whole, it seems to work.
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Originally Posted by OzCruiser View Post Hello everyone, I am really hoping that you can help me...my son landed in India and the airline lost his luggage. Today they have said that they have found it but delivery will take three days he told them to keep it in Delhi in case it gets lost again.

Yesterday he woke up very ill and is now in hospital and they expect him to be in there for at least three days. He has been wearing the same clothing since the 4th of January so he must stink by now! He was to fly home to Australia yesterday.

I would like to buy him some clothes and have them delivered to the hospital, I'm in Australia and I could pay via paypal. I have no idea who or how to do this in Agra so I'm a bit lost.

This trip hasn't been a whole bundle of laughs for him, he was robbed in Amsterdam, Lost his luggage in Delhi and picked up a pretty terrible illness. It's definitely been one big adventure! And as a Mum it's a bit of a nightmare, wish I could be there with him. But he is safe, in a good hospital and this introduction in to India is certainly something he'll remember for ever.
If hes in a hospital bed he will be wearing his pjs or at least the hospital pjs 3 days is plenty of time to get the clothes he was wearing laundered .
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Like zif mentions, do check out this.

A simple way to get things done without having to put yourself or anyone else in an awkward situation. This should get him his clothes and whatever else you think he needs. Order via one day delivery in the next couple of hours and he should have it by tomorrow.
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". . . 3 days is plenty of time to get the clothes he was wearing laundered."

It's not just about the clothes! It's his mother and she wants to show she's thinking of him and cares.
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Help son's in hospital in Agra, lost luggage need to buy clothing online?

It's time to get clothes laundered if you know where to take them and can.
If it is one of the posh private hospitals, then services may be like a hotel. Otherwise... Depends on making friends.

A lot of Indian hospitals expect people to look after themselves, or have relatives to do so.

All the best! With clothes and health

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@ ozcruiser what is his ailment?
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Originally Posted by OzCruiser View Post But he is safe, in a good hospital and this introduction in to India is certainly something he'll remember for ever.
This is not an issue at all, it is a simple matter of cloths. He can talk to any doctor, explain everything, and some solution will be there like somebody buying and you paying from there, or he be given a washed pair and a new set of undergarments etc. Trust me when i say that people are still that considerate. So relax, no need to be so worried
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I agree. You dont need to buy clothes from Australia with paypal and have them delivered to the hospital (likely after he leaves). The people in India and Indian hospital are considerate and helpful beyond whats common in the West (or down under). Your son will be able to address this issue much better from where he is.

I am sure Amazon.in is very good. They would still not deliver clothes in time to be useful in this situation.
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Originally Posted by kmalik View Post I am sure Amazon.in is very good. They would still not deliver clothes in time to be useful in this situation.
They would. When an item says get it tomorrow, you usually do! I don't know about the courier traipsing around the hospital looking for him, though.

But, sure... Somebody there will probably help out.
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Just a reminder to the OP that if she does use Amazon.in she'll need the correct address, including most importantly the Pin Code (postal code) which'll determine how quickly Amazon can deliver to that particular address.

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Thank you everyone for your wonderful suggestions, I have looked at all options and I do hope one day this thread does help another tourist. What I have been hoping for is a suggestion of a local shop in Agra that has an online presence such as facebook that could deliver and that I could pay for his clothing via paypal or if they have it set up, transferwise.

We have been very fortunate that the Australian Embassy/High Commission is now involved and they have helped me enormously, they have given me a number that I can call 24x7. I must say that they are incredible efficient and have put my mind at ease. This is worth knowing if in India and things go wrong, the embassy for help.

I have put things into point form to make it clearer to read.

1. I did check out Amazon.in but its not so easy from this end...I was hoping just to purchase from a local shop in Agra that could deliver and possibly has a paypal option.

2. He has no other clothing than what he is wearing as his luggage has been lost by the airline. Given that he only has one set that he is wearing washing is out until he does get clothing. The hospital has no pyjamas or hospital gown for him. The airline did find his luggage yesterday and told him that it will take 3 days to deliver it, so we have asked that they keep it at the airport.

3. He has some sort of virus, they are still awaiting more results.

4. I wouldn't call this a luxurious hospital, very basic, this is the one his insurance agency told him to go to. He did say the staff are very nice.

5. He has very little money on him as he was robbed

6. Yes, as his Mother I do want him to feel as comfortable as possible and that we, as his family, are doing as much as we can.

7. The Australian Embassy has been calling me and updating me on what they hear. They called this morning and asked me what we he needs, I mentioned that he really needs clothing and if possible to have his dental plate repaired as this was broken vomiting, they said will try and sort out what they can and get back to me. I will let you know if they come up with a solution.

Once again thank you all for your kindness in responding, I do really appreciate it.
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I am sorry that your son has had a string of misfortunes on this visit. But, none of it seems insurmountable or truly dangerous. I am glad that the embassy is assisting him. India lacks a lot in a lot of dimensions but often helpfulness is not one of them. All the same, perhaps through embassy - you might consider getting him some cash.

Wish your son and you the very best! The way to look at it is that virtually everything that could go wrong has already gone wrong - so things can only get better from here on out.
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The Australian Embassy has been calling me and updating me on what they hear. They called this morning and asked me what we he needs, I mentioned that he really needs clothing
I think what he really needs is money. If the Embassy can get some to him, somebody in the hospital can buy him at least a couple of sets of inexpensive clothes for the time being. If he goes through the official administration they will not rob him outright, although some overcharging can't be ruled out, hence inexpensive. Also for size issues.
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Hi, it would be best if you try to get across some money to your son. Hospital Staff in Agra are usually willing to help if tipped. May I ask the location/name of the Hospital as I have relatives there and may locate a contact who might be helpful
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