Uttarkashi Tunnel Rescue: Evacuated Workers Undergo Medical Tests at AIIMS Rishikesh, Reports Awaited – News18

Rescued workers from being airlifted to AIIMS Rishikesh at the Chinyalisaur airstrip, in Uttarkashi district on November 29. (Image: PTI)

The AIIMS Rishikesh medical superintendent said the 41 rescued workers have undergone radiology and cardiology tests, and their reports are awaited

The 41 workers who were rescued from the collapsed Silkyara tunnel and airlifted to the premier AIIMS in Rishikesh will be kept under medical observation for sometime. They have undergone radiology and cardiology tests and the reports are awaited, said medical superintendent of AIIMS Rishikesh RB Kalia.

The medical team that examined them will give its opinion on Thursday on the basis of these reports. Further action will be taken accordingly, Kalia said. The workers seem to be fine but something definitive can be said only when their test reports arrive, he added.

Immediately after their evacuation on Tuesday evening, the workers were first taken to the community health centre in Chinyalisaur from where they were flown in a Chinook helicopter to Rishikesh on Wednesday afternoon. They were rescued in a multi-agency operation 17 days after a portion of the under-construction tunnel on the Char Dham route in Uttarakhand collapsed trapping them inside.

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