24×7 free medical facilities for Amarnath yatris


The Jammu and Kashmir government has said that it will provide round-the-clock free healthcare facilities to Amarnath pilgrims. The initiative will aim to boost the number of tourists as stated by state health minister Choudhary Lal Singh.

Lal, during a meeting with health department officials, directed them to gear up for providing round-the-clock free healthcare facilities to Amarnath pilgrims all along the Yatra routes.

He also directed them to make healthcare facilities available right from Lakhanpur and along the twin routes (Baltal and Pahalgam) to the cave shrine in Anantnag district of Kashmir division.

The key focus will be deployment of adequate medical and paramedical staff and make proper arrangements for medicine and equipment at the medical aid camp.

Lal has instructed all concerned departments to ensure that such camps are operational from July 2, the day when the annual Yatra commences.

Medical aid camps will also be set up at the base camps which include Kathua, Jammu and Anantnag districts and also near the cave shrine .

Lal also added that ambulance services must be made available within the 20 km distance of a medical aid camp.