Elaborate preparations have been made to make sure safety from COVID-19 as Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple prepares to reopen for the
annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku season. Your complete pilgrimage can be by the digital queue system this time, so the standard heavy rush might be regulated, Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran mentioned after a high-level assembly of officers to evaluation the ultimate preparations on the temple on Friday.
Detailing numerous measures taken by the federal government to make sure a clean pilgrimage within the wake of the pandemic, Surendran mentioned every pilgrim, visiting the shrine, ought to carry a COVID unfavorable certificates, taken inside the final 24 hours.
COVID-19 testing kiosks can be opened at Pampa and Nilakkal, the bottom camps, to assist devotees to hold out the take a look at earlier than starting the trekking.
Aside from this, preparations can be made by the well being division to make antigen assessments in numerous centres together with, all bus stands and railway stations at Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruvalla,Chengannur and Kottayam, the place pilgrims arrive to proceed to the Lord Ayyappa temple, he mentioned.
Steps can be taken to make sure social distancing whereas permitting pilgrims for darshan.
For this, the particular place can be marked for every devotee, the minister mentioned including that these aged between 60-65 years ought to submit a medical health certificates.
These testing constructive for the viral an infection, together with these from different states, can be given sufficient remedy till they flip unfavorable.
Remedy might be given in both authorities or personal hospitals as per the demand of the pilgrims.
All preparations together with the ambulance facility have been organized within the authorities medical faculties in Pathanamthitta and Kottayam and likewise within the personal hospitals in these districts, he mentioned.
Noting that masks was not obligatory for pilgrims whereas trekking, Surendran mentioned the comfort was in response to the protocol that supplied exemption throughout excessive bodily exercise, however, devotees ought to observe strict COVID protocol.
Used masks shouldn’t be thrown away and preparations can be made to gather and recycle it, official sources added.
The 2-month-long annual Mandalam-Makaravilakku season on the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa Temple, situated in Pathanamthitta district, would start on November 16.
(With PTI inputs)