char dham yatra: 31 pilgrims die due to ‘mountain sickness, other health causes’ since Char Dham Yatra commencement | India News

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DEHRADUN: As many as 31 pilgrims lost their lives since the commencement of the Char Dham Yatra on May 3, said Uttarakhand health official.
The official has cited mountain sickness and other health problems as causes of death.
“So far 31 pilgrims and one local resident of Badrinath have died in the 12 days since the commencement of the Char Dham Yatra. All of them died due to high blood pressure, heart attack, and mountain sickness,” Uttarakhand Director-General Health Dr Shailja Bhatt told ANI.
The DG further informed that the health screening of the pilgrims now is being done at the points created on the travel routes.
Earlier on Friday, on the instructions of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, the state Health Department started the facility of health screening at the entry and registration site of Char Dham Yatra.
Dr Shailja Bhatt informed, “Health screening of passengers has…

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