The Ministry of Health (MoH) vide letter no. MoH/SEC/15/2015-16/569 dated 7 August, 2015 has informed that various Ministries/Agencies are sending their personnel to high altitudes without medical fitness checkups. This can result in personnel getting sick due to altitude or other illnesses leading to emergency situations or death.
Therefore, all Departments and Agencies are requested to have medical examination in Referral Hospitals to assess their fitness to travel to high altitudes henceforth.
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