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Uttarakhand tunnel survivors airlifted to AIIMS-Rishikesh for check-up

The workers were kept under medical observation at a hospital in Chinyalisaur after their evacuation

PTI Uttarkashi Published 29.11.23, 01:32 PM

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Workers rescued from the Silkyara tunnel were airlifted to AIIMS-Rishikesh for a health check-up on Wednesday, officials said.

Forty-one workers were rescued from the collapsed tunnel in Uttarkashi after a gruelling 17-day operation that culminated on Tuesday evening.

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The workers were kept under medical observation at a hospital in Chinyalisaur after their evacuation.

An official at AIIMS-Rishikesh said the workers will first be taken to the trauma ward of the hospital from where they will be shifted to the disaster ward for a detailed examination of their health parameters.

The disaster ward of AIIMS-Rishikesh has a capacity of 100 beds.

All arrangements are ready at the facility to tend to the evacuated workers, he said.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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