Railways to use train coaches as isolation wards at 215 stations in 23 states


New Delhi: The coaches of Indian Railways can be used for remedy of Coronavirus sufferers. For this goal authorities has determined to deploy isolation coaches at 215 railway stations.

These isolation coaches or ‘COVID Care Centres’ can be used for suspected or confirmed sufferers who’re tagged as gentle or very gentle class instances.

The railway coaches are stored prepared for emergency quarantine remedy. These coaches may be moved to cities close to villages the place hospital facility will not be out there or the place the remedy facility is overwhelmed by the variety of sufferers preventing the Covid-19 .

The railway stations recognized in 23 states and the listing embody Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal

The most variety of stations are in Maharashtra (21) adopted by Uttar Pradesh (27), West Bengal (18), Bihar (15), Madhya Pradesh (14) and Assam (13).

These coaches are outfitted as per medical advisories issued. An official launch in April had famous that these isolation coaches are being ready solely as a contingency and to complement the efforts of the Ministry of Health in preventing the COVID 19.

The Health Ministry has requested the railways to appoint a nodal officer for this.

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