Char Dham Yatra 2020

Kedarnath Pilgrims Will Get Heli Ambulance Service in an Emergency



Kedarnath pilgrims will get Heli Ambulance service in an emergency

Kedarnath pilgrims will get Heli Ambulance service in an emergency

Special arrangements for healthcare have been made this time for the pilgrims coming to Kedarnath Yatra. This time, Heli Ambulance service will also be available for pilgrims during the emergency situation. The government has created 13 health posts on the 16 km Kedarnath walkway. 08 Specialists Doctors will be deployed at Kedarnath during the Yatra season. A total of 150 doctors are being put on duty during Chardham yatra. Considering the convenience of the pilgrims, health facilities are being increased in Gangotri, Yamunotri and Badrinath Dham. In addition to Chardham, a health post is being created in Tungnath, Madhyeshwar, and Trigunarayan.

Medical Screening of devotees above 60 years of age

A health post is being created by the Health Department at Rishikesh ISBT. Where health checkups of the pilgrims will be carried out. Blood pressure will be checked of pilgrims aged over 60 years. After examining other patients, they will also be advised whether to travel or not.  Medicines will also be arranged for the pilgrims on health posts.

No. of Doctors available

Destination No. of Doctors
Kedarnath 24
Badrinath 26
Gangotri 14
Yamunotri 15

Less number of Accommodation Facilities available in Kedarnath Dham

This time in Kedarnath Dham, the number of pilgrims staying in the night will be limited. Last time, there were arrangements for night stay for about 5000 pilgrims. This time it will be barely close to only 2500. This year due to heavy snowfall the Huts and the Rest House of GMVN has been damaged. Last time, the Tent Colony was made by GMVN at Kedarnath, but this time due to other construction work there is a problem of space. The number of beds has been close to 800 due to the creation of cottages by UP Construction Corporation. While the last time around 1400 beds were used. Due to the damage done during snowfall, the number of beds in the corporation has dropped from 500 to 200. The number of VIP beds has also decreased to 60 in Swargarohini. Commissioner Garhwal B V R C Purshottam said that more and more arrangements are being made for devotees coming to Kedarnath Dham, it is being taken care of. The number of beds is increasing. Tents are also being taken from SDRF. Our effort will be to increase the number of beds to 4000.



Published Date: May 2, 2019

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