Advisory for Amarnath yatris: Keep fit, don’t drink alcohol

Instead, descend immediately to an elevation where you can acclimatise,” it said.The Board said if high altitude sickness is not treated timely, it may be lethal in a matter of hours.“Do take compulsory rest at various locations and ensure time logging and take ideal walking time mentioned on the display boards while moving towards the next location.

Do check with your physician prior to taking any medication. Do drink lots of water to combat dehydration and headaches — about 5 litres of fluid per day.“Do follow the prescribed menu — available at shrine board’s website — when having food in the yatra area,” the advisory, circulated by the Home Ministry, said.The pilgrimage will take place from June 29 to August 7

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