Medical camps established by DHSK have reported over 2 lakh patients in OPD, nearly 2000 IPD admissions
Srinagar, Aug 04: Director Health Services Kashmir, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather today took an extensive tour to Baltal Yatra route to take stock of health care arrangements for Amarnath Yatra with the aim of sustaining the medical effort during the last phase of this year’s Yatra.
Spokesperson DHSK appraised that during the current year, the medical camps established by the DHSK have reported more than 2 lakh OPD, nearly 2000 IPD admissions, which included admissions for cardiac events, respiratory failures, poly traumas, seizure disorders, diabetic ketoacidosis, hypertensive emergencies, arrhythmias, CAD, etc.
During the visit, the director was accompanied by CMO Ganderbal, Yatra Officer DHSK, Nodal Officer DHSK for Yatra, besides Medical Director and Nodal Officers from the Pahalgam axis.
During the tour, Dr MA Rather visited Panjtarni, Baltal, Sonmarg, and Manigam Medical Aid Center.
During his extensive tour, the director held a meeting with the camp directors and enquired from them about the facilities being provided to the yatris and discussed in detail the feedback provided by these officers and the functioning of the medical camps.
The director also interacted with yatris and asked them about the health care arrangements being provided to them and asked them whether they were facing any difficulty in terms of health services being provided to them.
The director said that the joint administrative effort of the Divisional Administration, District Administration, various security agencies and the Health Department have worked in tandem to produce a positive impact on the availability of services.
Dr MA Rather also interacted with staff including staff deputed by the Government of India. He stressed that the zeal and dedication need to continue with the aim of providing best health facilities until the yatris is completed.
In a meeting with Health Administrators, the mechanisms to be followed in winding down and inventorization and storage of medical materials and infrastructure were discussed and instructions regarding the same were conveyed by the DHS, focusing that the same be initiated after the 12th of August and concluded in such a manner that minimum medical facilities continue to be available till the service providers of other departments continue in the yatra areas.