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4 member expert committee to ensure better health facilities in Char-Dham Yatra: Uttarakhand govt

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(G.N.S) dt. 9


Dehradun


A four member committee has been formed by Uttarakhand government to ensure better health facilities in Kedarnath and find ways to augment it further for the convenience of Char Dham pilgrims.


Health secretary Radhika Jha issued the order for setting up of the four-member expert committee that will be headed by director, National Health Mission, Saroj Naithani, Prof Anurag Agarwal from Doon medical college, Prof Amar Upadhyaya, assistant professor of cardiology and Naveen Rajput, assistant professor from department of medicine, Himalayan Hospital Jollygrant.


The head of the expert committee Saroj Naithani said, “The committee will function independently and cover all health-related aspects during its inspection beginning Friday at Kedarnath, which is the toughest trek route from the health perspective of pilgrims.”


“The committee will inspect the health screening camps and health units set up on the yatra route and will submit its recommendations to the state government about further improvement in health facilities in view of emergency health services and accidental and health related deaths”, she added.

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