Nearly 64,000 COVID care beds in 4,000 coaches provisioned across India: Railways

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Nearly 64,000 COVID care beds in 4,000 coaches provisioned across India: Railways

Mukesh Ranjan

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 26

The Ministry of Railways on Monday introduced that it has provisioned almost 64,000 COVID care beds in round 4,000 coaches across the nation, because it stated thus far 2,670 items have already been deployed at 9 Railway stations.   

In an official launch the general public sector floor transport monolith stated it was “swiftly meeting the demands made by the states and the Union Territories (UTs)” for the ability of COVID care coaches.

“As per currently available data, these facilities are seeing a steady intake registering a cumulative admission of 81 COVID patients and subsequent discharges of 22 patients. None of the facilities have registered any casualties,” it stated. 

The up to date place of the utility of those coaches positioned on the 9 main stations in the States and UTs of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.

In Delhi, the Railways has catered to the total demand of the UT Government for 75 COVID care coaches with a capability of 1,200 beds. “Fifty coaches are positioned at Shakurbasti and 25 coaches at Anand Vihar stations. Presently, five patients were admitted at Shakurbasti and one patient discharged,” the Ministry stated, including that through the first wave final yr (2020), 857 sufferers have been admitted and discharged at Shakurbasti facility.

In Bhopal (MP), the Railway has deployed “20 Isolation Coaches” with a capability of 292 beds, as 3 sufferers have been admitted and are presently utilizing the ability, it stated, including that in Nandrubar (Maharashtra), “24 Isolation Coaches with a capacity of 292 beds have been deployed. This facility has registered 73 admissions till date. Of the 55 patients’ admissions in the current COVID spell, 7 patients have been discharged.  4 new admissions were recorded during the day. The Unit has 326 beds still available for Covid patients”.

In UP, although coaches haven’t but been requisitioned by the State authorities, 10 coaches every are positioned at Faizabad, Bhadohi, Varanasi, Bareli and Nazibabad with a complete capability of 800 beds in 50 coaches, it stated.

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