Akshay Tritiya, while Kedarnath re-opened on May 6, the doors of Badrinath opened on May 8. In view of the death of pilgrims, the Uttarakhand DG Health has issued a health advisory for the travelers. “Pilgrims who are medically unfit are being advised not to travel," the health official said.
The official has cited mountain sickness and other health problems as causes of death. The DG further informed that the health screening of the pilgrims now is being done at the points created on the travel routes.
Meanwhile, 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.