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In connection with the Amarnath accident, the Kashmir Directorate of Health has banned the leave of doctors and paramedical staff in the department. The directorate has said that whether permanent or contract, all the employees will not take leave from further orders. All officers have been ordered to keep mobile phones on round the clock. On the other hand, after the cloudburst, about five thousand security personnel have been deployed in the rescue work.
Will send doctors and staff for emergency
In view of the situation arising out of the cloudburst near the Amarnath cave, the districts of Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian and Anantnag have been asked to send additional doctors and paramedical staff along with medicines and emergency kits. The Chief Medical Officers of Srinagar, Bandipora, Baramulla and Budgam will also send additional doctors and staff for emergencies. Instructions have been issued to the concerned officers for adequate supply of medicines in Pahalgam and Baltal.
Five thousand security personnel engaged in rescue work
Around 5000 security personnel have been pressed into the rescue operation after a cloudburst near the holy Amarnath cave. Apart from this, 2,000 additional security personnel have also been sent from about a dozen base camps including Panchtarni, Baltal. These include Armed Police, SDRF personnel as well as mountaineering rescue teams of Jammu and Kashmir Police.
Air force deployed to take the injured to the hospital
An additional helipad has been prepared near the cave with the help of the Air Force for quick evacuation of the trapped people and the injured to the hospital. The Panchtarni helipad was kept operational even during the night so that there was no obstruction in the relief work.
40 teams engaged in rescue work
About 40 teams of CRPF, Army, SDRF, Police, Mountaineer Rescue Team, ITBP, BSF are involved in the rescue work. Teams were also sent to the spot from Gufa, Burari Marg and Lower Sangam Junction, Railpathri. A police official associated with the yatra said that additional teams from all the camps around the cave have been sent to the spot.
Teams were deployed on the spot
SDRF Commandant General HK Lohia says that teams of SDRF and NDRF have been deployed on the spot. Already rescue teams of SDRF, NDRF, JKAP are deployed on the spot. Six teams have also been included in this campaign from the army.