Dehradun: Since the beginning of the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, 39 pilgrims have died so far. Yes, the Director General of the State Health Department, Dr. Shailja Bhatt has recently told about this. He says that all these deaths are due to high blood pressure, heart problems and mountain sickness. In fact, it has been only 13 days since the beginning of Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand this year, in such a situation, due to the death of such a large number of devotees, questions are being raised on the preparedness of health services.
Let us inform you that on May 3, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has taken seriously these deaths of devotees in the Char Dham Yatra, which started from the festival of Akshaya Tritiya. In such a situation, on the instructions of the CM, the Health Department of the state issued guidelines and in view of the huge crowd in the temples, the maximum number of daily devotees prescribed for darshan in each Dham has been increased by one thousand.
Let us tell you that this time a large number of devotees are coming to see Kedarnath. Yes and during the 6 months before the Corona period, 9 lakh 26 thousand people had darshan of Kedarnath, whereas in 2020, only 2 lakh 20 thousand people visited the entire season at the time of Corona. Similarly, in the year 2021, 2 lakh 42 thousand devotees had darshan, although this time the number has reached more than 1.5 lakh in a few days.