DHSK inspects healthcare facilities for Amarnath Yatra


On the directions of Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Director Health Services Kashmir (DHSK), Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather today conducted an extensive tour from Chandanwari Base Camp Hospital to Sheshnag Base Camp Hospital.

During the tour, the DHSK inspected health care facilities  established along the Pahalgam axis in view of the upcoming  Amarnath Yatra. He inspected  facilities at Base Hospital Chandanwari, Mid Pissu, Pissu Top, Mid Zojibal, Zojibal, Nagakoti and Base Hospital Sheshnag.

The Director, during the tour, held a detailed review of health facilities in terms of availability of staff, infrastructure, drugs, equipment & other logistics required for smooth functioning of health care services.

In addition to this, he reviewed transit and static oxygen booth sites and gave directions regarding strengthening of medical facilities along the new route from Chandanwari to Pissu top. Space for additional oxygen  booths was also outlined by the Director during the tour.

The Director highlighted that a predefined checklist tool has been devised by the Directorate to check  status of target achievement as per the mandate of health care facilities en-route.

During the visit, the DHSK also outlined various gaps and gave onspot directions to the concerned officers  for their redressal. He directed the officers to apprise the status of target achievements on a daily basis.

During the tour he also interacted with the deputed advance staff and appreciated their efforts of delivering health care services in such terrain. He stressed them to continue performing duties and leave no stone unturned while delivering health care services to the yatris during the upcoming Amarnath Yatra.


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