Railway Isolation Coach
To deal with the problem of beds of rising Kovid patients, the central government has decided to use railway coaches.
In this passage, Ashutosh Gangal, GM of Northern Railway said, “According to my information, no fee will be charged from the states for isolation coaches. No such thing is mentioned in the Health Ministry guidelines. “We have purchased oxygen cylinders, we can provide 2 cylinders in each coach.” After this, refilling and other things will be taken care of by the state governments.
To my knowledge, no charges will be levied from states for COVID isolation coaches. Health ministry guidelines don’t mention any such thing: Northern Railway GM Ashutosh Gangal
– ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2021
Railways will arrange 3 lakh isolation bedsAt the same time, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that 50 Kovid-19 isolation coaches are ready at Shakurbasti station in Delhi, which has a facility of 800 beds. Similarly, 25 coaches will be available for corona patients at Anand Vihar station. On the demand of the states, the railways can arrange more than 3 lakh isolation beds across the country.
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Railway will run Oxygen Express train amid Corona crisis
In the midst of the Corona crisis, the Railways is now running the Oxygen Express train. Green corridors are being built for these trains. Railway said that after technical trials, empty tankers will be sent from railway stations of Maharashtra to Vizag, Jamshedpur, Rourkela, Bokaro. Liquid medical oxygen (LMO) will be loaded in tankers at these places. Oxygen will then be transported to their destination by express train. Significantly, the Railways has taken this decision after the request of the Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh government.