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Silkyara incident: Rescued workers start moving back home

Friday, 01 December 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN 

AIIMS Rishikesh discharges 40 labourers after thoroughly examining them

The labourers rescued from the under construction tunnel in Silkyara have started moving to their homes.  The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh where they were admitted has started discharging them. 

The labourers were admitted to the institute on Wednesday. The medical superintendent (MS) of AIIMS Rishikesh, Dr R B Kalia said that all the 41 labourers have been given clearance by the hospital administration and 40 have been discharged from the hospital. He said that an extensive medical examination of all the labourers was conducted by the doctors. The tests such as blood, kidney, liver function test, X ray, Eco, ECG , ABG and others were also conducted. Dr Kalia said that all the labourers are physically normal and clinically stable. He said that the AIIMS Rishikesh has given clearance to all the labourers and they can now go to their houses.

The MS said that apart from the changes noticed in the people who work in the higher Himalayas all the workers are normal. He further informed that the incident can induce some mental changes in the labourers and for this they have been advised to take medical advice from the nearest medical centre after two weeks.

 Dr Narendra Kumar of AIIMS hospital administration said that most of the labourers have left the hospital for their homes. He said that the hospital administration is in touch with the nodal officers of different states and is discharging them as per their travel plans.

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