The N. F. Railway placed 20 Covid Care Coaches at Dibrugarh for corona patients 

Maligaonn, May 10: In the relentless fight against Covid19, Railway officials and teams continue their momentum to reach-out to State Health Authorities and Administrations through timely and co-ordinated action.

Through focused monitoring and detailed work-flow protocols, the Railway were able to move Isolation Coaches to diverse parts of the country as per States’ demand.

He NFR is also ready to assist all states within its jurisdiction with provision of Covid Care Coaches as and when request is received from respective state governments to cope with the rising need of hospitalization owing to COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Yesterday, 20 Covid Care Isolation Coaches have been placed at the Dibrugarh Town station and handed over to the local administration for utilization.These coaches are equipped with essential medical facilities like oxygen cylinders for patients and will cater to the Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms in the state.

In the latest update, with demands from the State of Assam, Railway has swiftly moved 21 isolation coaches to Guwahati and 20 Isolation Coaches to Badarpur near Silchar. Earlier in the week, Isolation Coaches were deployed at Sabarmati, Chandlodiya and Dimapur respectively.

The Isolation Coaches are now deployed at 17 stations in 7 states of the country and catering to Covid Care patients. At present, 298 coaches have been handed over to various states for covid care with a bed-capacity of more than 4700 beds.

The Isolation Coaches which are stationed on platforms have been duly barricaded, make-shifts tents provided and every endeavour is being taken for facilitation of the medical personnel on duty there. RPF Staff are posted at these health care facilities round the clock.

The Railway has also made provision of oxygen cylinders and fire extinguishers in each coach to meet emergencies. Among other things, the Railways have also enabled directional guidance, ramp facility for patient transport at these coaches.

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