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Treatment of fractures starts in Kedarnath shrine

Health minister inaugurates the digital X ray machine & Lab

Sunday, 15 May | PNS | Dehradun

The pilgrims getting injured or having fractured bones would now be treated in the Kedarnath shrine. The health and education minister Dhan Singh Rawat inaugurated the digital X- ray and laboratory at the residence of Rudraprayag district magistrate on Saturday. This facility would be provided by the Six Sigma and Star foundation in the Kedarnath shrine. Speaking on the occasion, Rawat said that the Six Sigma High Altitude medical service team is providing high quality medical facilities to the pilgrims in the Char Dham Yatra. He said that the state government is making every possible effort to ensure that every health facility is provided to the pilgrims. The minister heaped praises on the personnel of Six Sigma and Star foundation for providing services to the pilgrims.

The Rudraprayag MLA Bharat Chaudhary said that the medical facilities in Kedarnath shrine have improved a lot after the disaster of 2013 and the credit for this goes to the team of Six Sigma. He said that availability of better medical facilities has resulted in an increase in the number of pilgrims in Kedarnath.

The Kedarnath MLA Shaila Rani Rawat also praised the services being provided in Kedarnath and assured that every possible support would be provided to the medical team.

The Managing Director of Six Sigma high altitude medical service Dr Pradeep Bhardwaj said a team of 130 doctors is working in Kedarnath. He said that the  X-ray machine and laboratory has been installed in Kedarnath and it would help the pilgrims who get injured during the Yatra.

The founder of Star Foundation Dr Samir Bhati said that the initiative is taken under the ‘ Star Healthy India mission’.

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