DGHS reviews healthcare arrangements for Amarnath yatris in J&K

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Director General Health Services (DGHS), Dr Saleem ur Rehman took a detailed review of health care services being provided to Yatra pilgrims via Baltal Route.

DGHS took an extensive one day tour on Sunday & visited Baltal Base Camp Hospital, Panjtarni Base Camp Hospital, Nilgrath and Dardkoot Medical Aid Centre.

The DGHS was accompanied by Chief Medical Officer Dr R D Kasana, Yatra Incharge Baltal, Dr Shabir Awan, Nodal Officer Yatra, DHSK Dr Arshad Rafi and other officials.

DGHS on the occasion inspected various sections of the hospitals and took review of health care services being provided to the yatri pilgrims.He also interacted with staff and the patients admitted in the hospitals.

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He appreciated the yatra health administrators and efforts of the doctors,paramedics and supportive staff of the Directorate & those deputed by Government of India who are delivering duties at tough terrains and took their feedback also.

The Director General Health Services also said that it has been due to the efforts of the Directorate in terms of Human Resource,Skill Based Medical Emergency Trainings & Advanced Medical Emergency Equipments installed at Hospitals enroute holy cave that the department has seen a drastic decrease in mortality & morbidity among the pilgrims who come to perform Amarnath Ji Yatra.