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DDRF, SDRF & Sector Officers respond to emergencies on Kedarnath Yatra route


By Our Staff Reporter

Rudraprayag, 16 May: The State Government has claimed that District Disaster Response Force (DDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and Sector Officers deployed along Kedarnath Yatra route have been working hard, providing help to the sick and injured pilgrims along the Yatra route. Injured or sick pilgrims are being taken to the RMPs deployed for treatment and several lives have been saved, claims the government.

District Disaster Management Officer, Rudraprayag, Nandan Singh Rajwar stated that in response to the information shared by the Sector Officer, Bhimbali, regarding poor health condition of a pilgrim who was unable to walk any further, the DDRF team deployed at the Yatra halt took immediate action, reached the spot and brought the injured passenger from the Medical Camp at Chhoti Lincholi to Medical Camp at Bhimbali. After first aid, the passenger was taken to Gaurikund for treatment by the team of DDRF and SDRF and is now declared by the doctors to be normal.

Rajwar further shared that a devotee suddenly fell ill near the Bhairon Temple and the DDRF team Jangalchatti rescued the passenger and he was taken to Gaurikund hospital for treatment. In addition, a female pilgrim, Shakuntala Devi, aged 65 years, fell from a horse on the way to Kedarnath and got injured and was picked up by the DDRF team and taken on a stretcher to Gaurikund Hospital for treatment. He added that this lady was from Indore in Madhya Pradesh and after providing her first aid, she was referred and taken to Sonprayag Hospital.

Rajwar also shared that a pilgrim got injured when two horses collided with each other near Tharu Camp. He was taken to Chhoti Lincholi Medical Camp and now is stated to be fine. He claimed that all the security force teams deployed on the yatra route are discharging their responsibilities very efficiently and are responding to all calls, picking up the injured or sick pilgrims and taking them to the nearest medical facility for immediate treatment.