The death toll of devotees during Chardham Yatra has been rising rapidly. In just 27 days, 58 devotees of Char Dham Yatra have been died. Now, the Uttarakhand government has given priority to the fitness of devotees. The team of Health Department has issued a warning and appealed to people, suffering from lung problems, not to travel or to do so with sufficient precautions.
The Health Department of Uttarakhand Government yesterday released the figure of 58 deaths in the last 27 days. The department said that people have been queuing up for the Kedarnath Yatra for the long. People come Uttarakhand to visit Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Medical teams and essential services are also provided by the Government of Uttarakhand here, but in some serious cases, the lives of devotees or tourists could not be saved. The state government has accepted that about 58 tourists have lost their lives.
Besides, the health department of Uttarakhand also warned that people should come here only after their health check-up. In absence of the same, tourists often suffer from heart disease due to excessive walking in high altitude areas or due to excessive stress. To reach Kedarnath, one has to climb continuously for 16 kms and this journey is extremely difficult for the patients of heart disease.
Besides, many patients become nervous due to overcrowding and their heartbeat increases and they start having chest pain. If you want to finish journey well, then it is better to come after physical examination. Some patients who feel they may need more oxygen while climbing are also instructed to carry a mini oxygen cylinder with them.