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Ratlam14 minutes agoAuthor: Shivendra Dubey
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The railway’s 5071 isolation coaches are ready if needed to treat the rapidly growing infectives in the second wave of Corona.
The railway’s 5071 isolation coaches are ready if needed to treat the rapidly growing infectives in the second wave of Corona. These include coaches of 460 Western Railway Zone including 70 of Ratlam Division. 4611 coaches belong to the remaining 15 zones. Each coach has 16 beds. If needed, about 81136 positive or suspected patients can be treated in these isolation coaches standing at different stations in the country. Can be transported from one city to another. In these, the railway and health department will jointly deploy medical staff.
Although the use of them has not been realized yet, in view of the second wave of corona infection, the Railways have prepared these coaches for use by maintaining them a year ago. After the 2020 total lockdown, in April-May, the Railways replaced 5,321 ICF sleeper coaches in the isolation ward in 16 zones of the country. It cost about 2 lakh rupees to prepare each coach.
Were converted into passenger coaches
In January, the Railway Board had asked them to use it again in passenger trains when it did not work. After this, 250 coaches were again converted into passengers, while the remaining coaches still remain isolation coaches due to non-approval from the state government.
These facilities are in coaches
Oxygen Cylinder Stand. Power plug sockets are installed to run medical equipment. Bottle Stand. A mosquito net has been put on the windows from outside. Two in a coach, two in the bathroom and two in the toilet.