Srinagar: Union Minister of State (MoS) for Health and Family Welfare (H&FW), Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar on Wednesday reviewed the setting up of a base hospital for the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Pahalgam.
The MoS also reviewed the Amarnath Yatra arrangements including the setting of base hospitals for the ensuing Amarnath Yatra 2022 scheduled to commence from June 30.
The Minister expressed satisfaction over the arrangements being made for the yatra and stressed that no stone should be left unturned for providing better facilities to holy yatris.
Dr Bharti also took a detailed stock of medical facilities put in place for holy Amarnath Yatra during a meeting.
The MoS also inaugurated an additional 20 bedded facility at Civil Hospital Pahalgam.
The minister said that the additional 20 bedded facility will help to decongest the nearby hospitals besides it will provide relief to the patients as well as yatris.
She asked the officers to keep the required number of doctors available at the hospital besides other facilities and equipment for the better health facilities for the public.
During the meeting, the MoS was informed by the Director 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 have been established.
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 besides a good number of doctors and paramedics within and outside the J&K will be put into service for the yatra.
It was also informed that a 24/7 control room has also 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 the ‘Training of Trainers’ program in High Altitude.
It was also informed that the directorate will deploy a good number of health care workers for Yatra duties in order to provide the best medical services to the devotees at make-shift hospitals.
Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather; CMO Anantnag, Dr Mohammad Yousuf Zagoo besides other senior officers of health and other allied departments were also present in the meeting.