ROUND THE CLOCK SERVICES BY MEDICAL AND HEALTH WINGS OF TTD
Tirumala, 19 October 2015: Among the Galaxy of important departments of TTD, the medical and health wings of TTD have offered round the clock services to the scores of visiting pilgrims during Navarathri brahmotsavams especially on Garuda SEVA Day.
Disclosing this to newsmen at the Media center as part of the Media interaction, Dr N Vikas, Chief Medical Officer of TTD said “In all we treated over 8213 cases on the Garuda Seva day and a cumulative number of over 50,000 patients treated during the ongoing Navaratri Brahmotsavams so far”, he added.
Adding further he said, “five more dispensaries were set up and first aid camps were conducted wherever needed on the foot walkers path and also in the four mada streets to cater to the health needs of the devotees who came for Garuda Seva and the Brahmotsavams. We also treated 15 emergency cases”, he said .
Dr N Vikas said to facilitate devotees with heart ailments who were daring to take the foot walkers path from Alipiri. A cardiac unit of the Global Hospital was set up at Gali gopuram. We also took precaution of setting up a swine flu ward , though not a single case has been reported at Tirumala ‘ he said .
He said that there was no dearth of basic medicines and were supplied to devotees free of cost. An emergency Medical cell has been set up besides medical camps at Alipiri and Srivari Mettu region..Doctors were roped in from Apollo, Swims, BIRRD and other premier hospitals for Garuda Seva and Brahmotsavam.
Aswini Hospital Medical Superintendent Dr AB Narmada was also present.
75 TONNES OF GARBAGE CLEARED ON G-DAY:
Speaking on the ocassion Dr.Sharmista, Health officer of TTD said that care has been taken to ensure that four mada street was spotless and clean with hourly cleaning and emergency teams in place on Garuda Seva day. “Over 1400 regular and 700 more sanitary workers were deployed in three shifts with 18 lorries to clear all garbage in the Tirumala hill shrine. Normally we clear 40-50 tones but on Garuda Seva day it crossed 75 tones ‘, she said.
Dr.Sharmista also said they collected and tested 90-100 food samples and 120 on Garuda seva day from hotels and also about exposed food, but there was not a single case of food poison.
ISSUED BY PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDS, TIRUPATI