Army medical teams treat Covid patients at Delhi Railway Station
Three Indian Army medical teams have been deployed at the Covid care facility on wheels of the Delhi government at the Shakurbasti Railway Station.
New Delhi: Three Indian Army medical teams have been deployed at the Covid care facility on wheels of the Delhi government at the Shakurbasti Railway Station.
"Each Indian Army medical team comprises a medical officer, two nursing assistants and an ambulance," said the Army.
The Indian Railways has converted rail coaches into an isolation centre at Shakurbasti railway station to extend a helping hand in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. The railway coaches in Shakurbasti have been stationed in a shed to protect them from direct sunlight.
On Wednesday, two coronavirus infected patients were admitted to these railway coaches-turned- isolation wards at the station.
These rail coach isolation facilities can be moved to any part of the country at short notice.
On June 17, on the demand of the Delhi government, the Northern Railway installed 503 isolation coaches at nine railway stations in the national capital.
These coaches will be used to house patients with less acute symptoms.
The arrangements have been made as per the agreement between the Ministry of Railways and the state government.
Northern Railway is responsible for infrastructural facilities like cleaning and sanitation of platforms, providing housekeeping materials, management of bio-toilets, provision of power supply, water etc.
Also, oxygen cylinders will be provided by the Railways in these coaches.
Besides, the catering will also be arranged by the Railways which will include three meals a day. The railway station and platform where these coaches have been placed is guarded by the Railway Protection Force.