Dr. Bimlesh Joshi, Nodal Officer Health of Rescue operation, stated that 41 workers who were successfully rescued from the Silkyara Tunnel are in good health following screening and a medical examination at Chiniyalisaur Community Health Centre.
“All 41 workers are currently healthy; their health screening has been done twice after the rescue, first inside the tunnel last night and second this morning. A team of 18 doctors at the Community Health Centre of Chinyalisaur has been monitoring his health since last night, out of which 10 are GDMOs and the remaining 8 are specialists, which include all types of specialists. Apart from this, there is a paramedical staff. There is a total staff of around 50, he said that since last night, all 41 labourers have been given a balanced diet, which includes paneer, boiled egg, kheer, roti, vegetables and rice” Dr. Bimlesh Joshi said.
“Preparations are underway to send everyone to AIIMS Rishikesh; everyone will be sent by Chinook helicopter, and their family members can be sent by ambulance or any other vehicle. Although the workers do not need to be admitted to the hospital, they will be kept under safe-side observation,” Bimlesh Joshi added.
Government sources claim that food is being provided to all employees admitted to the health center in accordance with medical advice. Prior to the successful extraction of 41 laborers from the Silkyara tunnel on Tuesday night, Dr. Pravin Kumar, the Garhwal Division’s Health Director, who oversaw the rescue effort, emphasized that regular communication with the stranded workers was crucial to preserving their mental stability.