Indian Railways geared up to provide COVID Care Centres to State Authorities

▴ medicircle-indian-railways-geared-up-to-provide-covid-care-centres-to-state-authorities
Out of 215 stations, Railways to provide healthcare facilities in 85 stations, in 130 stations, States to request COVID care coaches only if they agree to provide staff and essential medicines

Ministry of Railways has converted its 5231 coaches as COVID Care Centers. The Coaches can be used for very mild cases that can be clinically assigned to the COVID Care centers as per guidelines issued by MoHFW. These coaches can be used in areas where the State has exhausted the facilities and needs to augment capacities for isolation of both suspects and confirmed COVID cases.

The guidelines issued by MoHWF are enclosed (in the link given below).

Sustaining the fight against Covid-19, Indian Railways is making an all-out effort to supplement the health care efforts of the Government of India. Indian Railways has geared up to provide its 5231 COVID Care Centers to the State. Zonal Railways has converted these coaches for quarantine facilities.

Out of 215 stations, Railways to provide healthcare facilities in 85 stations, in 130 stations, States to request COVID care coaches only if they agree to provide staff and essential medicines. Indian Railways has kept 158 stations ready with watering and charging facility and 58 stations with watering facility for these COVID Care centers. (list is enclosed in the link given below as Annexure A).

Apart from COVID care centers, Indian Railways to deploy more than 2500 Doctors and 35000 paramedic staff to meet the COVID 19 challenge. Doctors and paramedics being recruited on a temporary basis by various zones. Around 5,000 beds in 17 dedicated hospitals and 33 hospital blocks in Railway Hospitals identified for treatment of COVID-19 patients getting ready any contingency.

As per the guidelines of MoHFW, State Governments would send the requisition to Railways. Railways will make the allocation of these coaches to the State/UTs. After allocation by Railways, the train shall be placed, at the required station with necessary infrastructure, and handed over to District Collector/Magistrate or one of their authorized persons. Wherever the train is placed, watering, electricity, repairs required, catering arrangements, the security shall be taken care of by Railways.

Tags : #coronavirus #COVID19 #Medicine #CareCentres #Railways

Related Stories

Loading Please wait...

-Advertisements-




Trending Now

Serum Institute of India Partners with Oxford University to Develop Meningitis-B VaccineApril 18, 2024
Ethical Concerns Arise: Nestlé Accused of Adding Sugar and Honey to Infant Formula and Breakfast Cereals in Low-Income CountriesApril 18, 2024
Empowering India's Youth: IG Drones & AASSC Launch Drone Skill Program, to Upskill 10M YouthApril 17, 2024
Autonomix Medical Inc. Covered in Benzinga Article Highlighting Innovative Nerve Treatment TechnologyApril 17, 2024
Top 5 online learning platform for learnersApril 17, 2024
Broad-Spectrum RNA Vaccine Breakthrough for Enhanced Virus ProtectionApril 17, 2024
The Impact of Excessive Internet Usage on School Absence: Finnish Study Reveals Key FindingsApril 17, 2024
Uncovering Delhi's Illegal Fertility Centre Operations: Insights from Recent Child Trafficking CasesApril 17, 2024
CarDekho's CSR Arm Girnar Foundation Hosts Health Check-up Camps for Underprivileged Children in Jaipur and GurugramApril 16, 2024
Atal Incubation Centre – Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (AIC-CCMB) signs agreement for placement of equipment with Thermo Fisher Scientific to help advance innovation in India April 16, 2024
AVEKSHA, four-day care centres, for the kids of industrial workers inauguratedApril 16, 2024
Nearly a third of the constituencies have zero women candidates in Phase 1 and 2 of LS Elections; reveals The Quantum Hub’s Factsheet April 16, 2024
Emergency Healthcare Provider Medulance Secures $3 Million Series A Funding Led by Alkemi Growth CapitalApril 16, 2024
The Healing Power of Natural Diversity: How Nature Boosts Mental HealthApril 16, 2024
Unveiling Cellular Recycling: How Nutrient-Starved Cells Adapt to Stressful ConditionsApril 16, 2024
Advancing Cancer Care: AIIMS Bhopal’s Workshop on Biomarker Interpretation in Breast CancerApril 15, 2024
10 Powerful Benefits to Diversify Healthcare Advertising ChannelsApril 15, 2024
Understanding Hospital Sink Contamination: Challenges in Fighting Multidrug-Resistant BacteriaApril 15, 2024
Rajasthan’s Swine Flu Situation: Health Department Observes DeclineApril 15, 2024
Is Your Doctor’s Prescription Incomplete ? Insights from Recent ICMR Study Suggests So!April 13, 2024