Srinagar: Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather today chaired a preparatory meet for the upcoming 2023 Shri Amaranath ji Yatra, after successful completion of 2022 Yatra.
The other officials who attended the meeting were CAO DHSK, CMOs, yatra Nodal officer and other members of dedicated yatra Team. Dr Mushtaq directed the officials to make better use of technology to make the yatra safer, comfortable and more convenient for pilgrims.
“We should convey the message of “Atithi Devo Bhava” to the whole country through this Yatra,” he said and added that that large crowd of devotees are expected to throng the holy cave this year due to low covid restrictions.
He asked the CMO Anantnag and CMO Ganderbal to examine the condition of all health facilities and to start all arrangements for the pilgrims along the way.
He directed the officials to explore the possibility of setting up of mini intensive care cells to handle emergency cases. He further directed Principal RIHFW Dhobiwan to arrange special training programs for health care workers with special emphasis on modern gadgets to tackle emergency cases during Shri Amarnath ji Yatra.
Further he emphasized that recent trend of heart attack cases has imposed a threat and our health workers during Amarnath Yatra duty should be well versed to tackle such cases.
Dr Mushtaq urged officials to come with innovative ideas to improve health care facilities for pilgrims. He directed authorities to identify deficiencies before time so that the remedial measures will be taken for the smooth conduction of Yatra.