Srinagar, May 24: Director Health Services, Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather Tuesday chaired a meeting of officers and officials to review the preparations ahead of this years’ Amarnath Yatra.
The meeting was attended by Nodal Officers of Amarnath Yatra, officers of Directorate of Health Services Kashmir, Engineers from Mechanical Engineering Division (MED) besides other officials of health department.
According to a statement, during meeting, the director took review of the health care arrangements being made for this year’s Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage while discussions and deliberations were also held with the concerned officers.
Dr MA Rather interacted with officers and directed them to put in place all the arrangements before the commencement of Yatra and there should be no laxity of any kind in providing basic health care facilities to yatris.
He further directed them that all the logistics should be put in place well in advance before June and also directed that first aid arrangements should be started both at Balthal and Pahalgam routes at the earliest possible time.
The director directed the concerned officers to procure all the required drugs and necessary machinery equipment well in time so that the pilgrims face no difficulties.
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.
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