Srinagar: The Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar on Tuesday inaugurated an additional 20 bedded facility at civil hospital Pahalgam and took a review of Amarnath Yatra arrangements.
The MoS inaugurated the 20 bedded additional facility at the civil hospital in presence of Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather, CMO Anantnag Dr Mohd. Yousuf Zagoo. On the occasion, the MoS said that the additional 20 bedded facility will help to decongest the nearby hospitals and will provide relief to the patients besides yatris.
The Union Minister also reviewed the Amarnath Yatra arrangements including the setting of base hospitals ahead of the Amarnath Yatra which begin from June 31. While reviewing yatra arrangements, MoS was informed by the Director briefed him about the yatra arrangements made by the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir.
Dr MA Rtaher said that all the arrangements are in place and up-gradation of facilities have been made this year besides the routine facilities which used to be available en route the yatra.
The Director informed the MoS that this year two DRDO hospitals are being made operational for yatris so that they don’t face any kind of problem. The director said doctors and paramedics within and outside J&K will be put into service for the yatra. Additionally, 24/7 control room has been established by the Directorate of Health Services Kashmir.
The director also informed the MoS that the DHSK has trained 300 doctors and paramedical staff at the Regional Institute of Health &Family Welfare (RIHFW), Dhobiwan under ‘Training of Trainers’ program in High Altitude. Like every year, the directorate will deploy hundreds of health care workers for Yatra duties and in order to provide the best medical services to the devotees at make-shift hospitals. The MoS expressed his satisfaction over the arrangements being made for the yatra and stressed that no stone should be left unturned for providing the best possible medical facilities to the yatris.