Two 50-bed DRDO hospitals among health facilities set up for Amarnath Yatris – The New Indian Express

Express press service

NEW DELHI: Two fully equipped 50-bed hospitals set up by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), and a team of specialist doctors and paramedics drawn from across the country, are among the initiatives taken by the Union Health Ministry to provide health facilities for devotees taking the 43-day Amarnath Yatra.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the initiatives were taken under the leadership of the Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya as per the Supreme Court guidelines.

The hospitals set up with the help of the DRDO will have X-ray and ultrasound facilities, general services and oxygen, OPD, intensive care, pharmacy and laboratory.

The ministry has made arrangements to hire additional staff at these two hospitals. To respond to medical emergencies, medical professionals will be deployed in batches.

Medical professionals are deployed from central government hospitals and the central government health system.

“State governments have been briefed on the required arrangements as well as medical preparedness including the services of specialist doctors, as well as general medical practitioners (GDMOs) to complement the efforts of the government of Jammu and Kashmir, especially through states from where large numbers of pilgrims arrive,” the ministry said.

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