GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Directorate of Health Services
GN 29, Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700 091
Memo No. HAD/12M-25-13/499, Dated: 26.02.13
In reference to the recommendation of Special High Power Committee constituted by Ministry of Health, Government of India to look after the state of health care, public amenities and sanitation arrangement provided to the pilgrims of holy Amarnathji Yatra, issuance of ‘Compulsory Health Certificate’ has been made mandatory for holy pilgrims by State Government.
Medical Superintendent cum Vice Principals (MSVP) of all Medical Colleges and Superintendents of all District and Sub Division Hospitals under Government of West Bengal are hereby declared as ‘Authorised Persons’ to issue ‘Compulsory Health Certificate’ to pilgrims for holy Amarnathji Yatra.
Whenever pilgrims for holy Amarnathji Yatra report to the above mentioned health institutes a committee is to be formed including specialist/faculty members of Medicine/ Chest Medicine and Aneasthesia for medical examination of the pilgrims. Based on the report ‘Authorised Persons’ will issue ‘Compulsory Health Certificate’.