Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board had issued several advisories for the upcoming Yatra in 2013. One of these advisories include a Compulsory Health Certificate from the Authorized Doctor to issue the Health Certificate
It is due to Large Number of Deaths in 2012, that Shrine Board had made it compulsory for all the yatris to get a Health Certificate from the Authorized Doctor. It is worth mentioning here that 102 pilgrims have lost their Lives during the Amarnath Yatra 2012.
After that Shrine Faced Huge criticism from the various sections of society and then the Honourable Supreme Court ordered the formation of Special High Empowered Committee (SHPC), that will look into the conduct of Yatra in 2013.
How to Get the Compulsory Health Certificate ?
If you are planning for Yatra 2013, then you must not that the Amarnath Yatra 2013 Registration will start from 18th March, 2013. In the meantime, you are advised to get the Compulsory Health Certificate from the Doctor.
The Format for the Health Certificate is available on the Official Website of Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board and you can Download the same from here. The Health Certificate is a simple form, that asks for Pilgrim's Basic Details (Like Name, Parentage, Address, etc)
Once you Download the Health Certificate, you have to take its Print-Out, fill the form accordingly by giving true Details, about your Health Conditions in the past and present.
Who is authorised to Issue the Health Certificate for Amarnath Yatra ?
For 2012 Yatra, any Registered Medical Practitioner is authorized to issue the Medical Certificate to pilgrims, but for Aamrnath Yatra 2013, Shir Amarnath Ji Shrine Board, had constituted State/UT wise List of Doctors that are authorized to Issue the Health Certificates.
The State/UT wise List of Authorized Doctors to Issue the Health Certificates can be checked from this page of the SASB Website
You can also check our previous post in which, we have discussed in Detail on How to Download the Registration form for Amarnath Yatra 2013
Some of the FAQ's related to Health Certificate
Q) What, If I didn't Get the Health Certificate ?
Health Certificate is a mandatory Document, without the Health Certificate, you will not be issued the Yatra Permit.
Q) Is it necessary to get the Health Certificate from Prescribed Doctors Only ?Yes, Only authorized doctors appointed by Shrine Board can issue the Health Certificates. Certificates obtained from the other doctors will be summarily rejected.
If you have any other Questions, related to the Health Certificates, that we didnot cover in this section, then please ask us through the Comment Section below.
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