Chardham Yatra will begin with the opening of the doors of Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kedarnath Dham on May 10.

Health department issued MOP in 11 languages, this advice given to pilgrims
. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) was issued to provide better health services to the devotees coming for Chardham Yatra. So that the devotees coming from outside states can easily understand the health related guidelines, SOP has been prepared in nine local languages apart from Hindi and English. Health screening of pilgrims will be done at 50 places on the yatra routes. Apart from this, Swasthya Mitras will be deployed at medical relief points.
Chardham Yatra will begin with the opening of the doors of Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kedarnath Dham on 10th May. The health department has completed all preparations to provide better health facilities to the pilgrims during the Chardham Yatra than before. Health Secretary Dr. R. Rajesh Kumar, while giving information to the media at the Secretariat regarding the preparations for the Chardham Yatra, said that the Health Department has issued SOP for the Yatra. The state government is making every possible effort to make the journey smooth and organized. The column of health parameters has been included in the registration done through the Tourism Department. In which if the passengers fill the complete information related to their health, then it will be easier for them to get treatment at the time of need.
The Health Department advised the travelers in the SOP to plan the Chardham Yatra for at least seven days. While climbing Kedarnath and Yamunotri Dham on foot, take rest for 5 to 10 minutes after every one to two hours. Carry warm clothes for travelling, raincoat for protection from rain, umbrella, pulse oximeter and thermometer for health check-up. Passengers suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, asthma, diabetes should keep necessary medicines and doctor’s number with them. If you experience chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, vomiting during travel, seek first aid at the nearest primary health center or medical relief.
Secretary Health said that the SOP has been prepared in 11 languages. To make the journey of pilgrims smooth and safe, the Health Department has prepared Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in nine local languages including Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Telugu and sent it to outside states. So that devotees coming from other states can follow health related guidelines in their own languages. For the health facilities of the pilgrims, 50 screening points have been made on the yatra route. These screening points have been kept along with the registration points. In this, pilgrims will be examined for 28 parameters including high blood pressure and diabetes. The team of Hans Foundation is also helping in this.
Medical relief points play an important role for pilgrims. This time their condition has been better than before. Along with doctors and other medical staff, health friends will also be deployed here as per requirement. Along with this, all the necessary equipment including stock of medicines, oxygen cylinders and other items will be available in the Medical Relief Point. Along with doctors, about half a dozen trained medical staff have been deployed in each medical relief post. At the same time, along with specialist doctors, more than a dozen trained staff have been deployed in the CHC.
The Health Department has special focus on the Kedarnath Yatra route. Like last year, instructions have been given to establish health ATMs in Primary Health Center Guptkashi, Primary Health Center Fata, Primary Health Center Gaurikund and Madhav Chikitsalay Narayankoti. There is adequate arrangement for doctors, medical staff, oxygen cylinders and medicines. The Health Secretary said that the facility of telemedicine service has also been provided for the pilgrims. This will prove to be a boon for passengers in case serious health related situations arise. In case of any serious condition, advice from expert doctors can be obtained 24 hours. Due to which treatment of the disease can start immediately.

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