Indian Railways deploys 960 COVID Care Coaches
Railway Ministry said, out of total 960 COVID Care coaches, 503 COVID Care coaches have been deployed in Delhi, 372 in Uttar Pradesh, 60 in Telangana, 20 in Andhra Pradesh and five in Madhya Pradesh. The Ministry said, these State Governments have sent the requisition to Railways and Railways have allocated these coaches to the State and Union territories.
The Ministry said, sustaining the fight against Covid-19, Railways is making an all out effort to supplement the health care efforts of State Governments. Railways has geared up to provide its five thousand 231 Covid Care Coaches to the States. Zonal Railways have converted these coaches as COVID Care Centres to be used for very mild and mild cases.
The Ministry said, Railways is working as Service Provider of Coaches as COVID Care Centres as its contribution to national cause. Doctors and paramedics are to be provided by State Governments.
Railways will deploy two liaison officers for each location of coaches to assist State Government officials. These coaches can be used in areas where the State has exhausted the facilities and needs to augment capacities for isolation of both suspect and confirmed Covid cases.