Indian Railways offering to supplement the COVID care efforts

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Isolation Railway Coaches Set-Up in Bhopal to Address Bed Crunch in Hospitals | Source: News18

Indian Railways is making an all-out effort to supplement the COVID care efforts of the Government of India. Total 5601 train coaches were converted as Covid Care Centers by Indian Railway. Presently, a total of 3816 Coaches are available for use as Covid Care Coaches. The Coaches can be used for very mild cases that can be clinically assigned to the Covid Care centres as per guidelines issued by MoHFW. These covid care coaches are being deployed as per demand by State Government.

As of 24th April 2021, 21 Covid Care Coaches have been deployed at Nandurbar District in Maharashtra under Western Railway. A total of 47 patient have been admitted to these Covid Care Coaches.

Madhya Pradesh Government has requested Indian Railways to deploy 20 Covid Care Coaches at Bhopal and 20 Covid Care Coaches at Habibganj Railway Stations in West Central Railway. These Covid Care Coaches shall be operational & handed over to State Government from 25th April 2021.

In Northern Railway, 50 Covid Care Coaches at Shakur Basti, 25 Covid Care Coaches at Anand Vihar, 10 at Varanasi, 10 at Bhadohi and 10 Covid Care Coaches at Faizabad have been deployed by Indian Railways. A total of 3 patient have been admitted in Covid Care Coaches placed at Shakur Basti.