Advisor Kumar pays obeisance at Amarnath holy cave, reviews arrangements

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Srinagar

Advisors to Governor, K Vijay Kumar on Wednesday paid obeisance at the Amarnath Cave Shrine. On the occasion, the Advisor performed pooja at the shrine and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity in the State.

Advisor Kumar pays obeisance at Amarnath holy cave, reviews arrangements

The Advisor also reviewed the all necessary arrangements made for the smooth conduct of Amarnath Yatra and also took an appraisal of the facilities being provided for pilgrims en-route, at the holy cave and at all the camps.

At the holy cave, K Vijay Kumar held a brief meeting with the Camp Director Rajnish Kumar, Additional CEO SASB Anup Soni, SP Camp, senior doctors and other concerned officers deployed there.

He enquired from the officers regarding overall conduct of yatra, a number of yatries visiting holy cave in a day, availability of oxygen cylinders, drugs en-route and at all the medical points established, sanitation activities, operation of langers and quality of food being made available there and other important issues.

He stressed on availability of oxygen cylinders including portable one insufficient number en-route and especially at holy cave being at high altitude. He asked the health authorities to provide best and timely treatment to the yatries whenever the need arises.

The Advisor asked the officers for monitoring the weather updates on a daily basis and act accordingly so that the yatries do not face any inconvenience.

It was instructed that the pony dung and other kind of debris on the whole track must be cleaned and plastic water bottles and other stuff also be removed and dumped at identified places.

The Advisor also interacted with the yatries and asked them about the facilities that are being made available for them. The pilgrims were satisfied with the arrangements and said that they are enjoying their pilgrimage and visit to the state.

K Vijay Kumar visited the Base hospital at Panjtarni and took an appraisal of health services being provided to the patients. The concerned senior doctor on duty briefed him about the working of the hospital and treatment being given to the yatries being admitted for treatment.

The Advisor asked the doctors and other medical staff to put in their best efforts in providing the best services to the yatries and to take better care of them.

Later, he was also briefed about the security arrangements by the senior officers of police, army and paramilitary forces deployed on duty.

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