Centre assures ‘ best healthcare facilities ‘ for Char Dham pilgrims

Dehradun : The Centre has assured three – pronged sup port to provide the best healthcare and emergency services to lakhs of pilgrims who would embark on the Char Dham yatra from April 22 this year .

On Monday , state health minister Dhan Singh Rawat met Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya and informed him of the health challenges pilgrims face on the strenuous routes , besides the number of deaths during the yatra due to health emergencies like stroke . According to the minister , many of these casualties were pilgrims who suffered from co – morbidities .

The Union minister told Rawat that the ” government would soon create a strong health support and emergency management infrastructure ” for the pilgrims .

” This will be a three – layered structure to ensure that the pilgrims get the best healthcare during their journey , ” Mandaviya told Rawat .

Centre assures ' best healthcare
Centre assures ‘ best healthcare

About the Centre’s strategy to add to the existing health infrastructure for the pilgrims , Rawat said that a strong network of advanced ambulances and stroke vans is being planned .

” These ambulances will be stationed at different points on the yatra route . PG students from medical colleges across the country have been proposed to work as part of strengthened healthcare infrastructure . In addition , drones will be used to provide emergency medicines at higher altitudes . , ” the health minister said .

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