Indian Railways are making an all-out effort to supplement the health care efforts of the Government of India.
Total 5,601 train coaches were converted as Covid Care Centers by Indian Railway. Presently, a total of 3816 Coaches are available for use as Covid Care Coaches. The Coaches can be used for very mild cases that can be clinically assigned to the Covid Care Centres as per guidelines issued by MoHFW. These covid care coaches are being deployed as per demand by State Government, a South Central Railway release here said on Saturday.
As on April 24, 21 Covid Care Coaches have been deployed at Nandurbar District in Maharashtra under Western Railway. A total of 47 patients has been admitted to these Covid Care Coaches.
Madhya Pradesh Government has requested Indian Railways to deploy 20 Covid Care Coaches at Bhopal and 20 Covid Care Coaches at Habibganj Railway Stations in West Central Railway. These Covid Care Coaches shall be operational & handed over to State Government from April 25.
In Northern Railway, 50 Covid Care Coaches at Shakur Basti, 25 Covid Care Coaches at Anand Vihar, 10 at Varanasi, 10 at Bhadohi and 10 Covid Care Coaches at Faizabad have been deployed by Indian Railways. Total 3 patient has been admitted to Covid Care Coaches placed at Shakur Basti.