SRINAGAR: Director General Health Services (DGHS), Dr Saleem ur Rehman took a detailed review of healthcare services being provided to Amarnath pilgrims via Baltal Route.
DGHS took an extensive one-day tour on Sunday and visited Baltal Base Camp Hospital, Panjtarni Base Camp Hospital, Nilgrath and Dardkoot Medical Aid Centre, a DHSK statement issued here said.
The DGHS was accompanied by Chief Medical Officer Dr R D Kasana, Yatra Incharge Baltal, Dr Shabir Awan, Nodal Officer Yatra, DHSK Dr Arshad Rafi and other officials.
DGHS on the occasion inspected various sections of the hospitals and took review of healthcare services being provided to the pilgrims. He interacted with staff and patients admitted in the hospitals and appreciated the yatra health administrators and efforts of the doctors, paramedics and supportive staff of the directorate and those deputed by the Government of India who are delivering duties at tough terrains and took their feedback also.
The Director General Health Services added that it has been due to the efforts of the Directorate in terms of human resource, skill based medical emergency trainings and advanced medical emergency equipments installed at hospitals en-route holy cave that the department has seen a drastic decrease in mortality and morbidity among the pilgrims who come to perform yatra.