Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inspects COVID Care Coaches
Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma of Assam along with the General Manager of N. F. Railway (NFR) Anshul Gupta inspected the Guwahati Railway Station to assess the preparedness of COVID Care Coaches.
GUWAHATI: Assam Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma of Assam along with the General Manager of N. F. Railway (NFR) Anshul Gupta inspected the Guwahati Railway Station to assess the preparedness of COVID Care Coaches. The Assam government has urged the NFR to prepare 150 COVID Care Coaches at various locations over the State which will be placed at identified stations as and when required by the State authorities. Recently, 10 COVID Care Coaches have been placed at Dimapur Railway Station in Nagaland and handed over to the State government for admitting COVID patients.
In the relentless fight against COVID, the Ministry of Railways are undertaking deployment of COVID Care Coaches to places of demand by respective States on a war-footing, mobilising workforce and material for this task through rapid action. The Railways has made a fleet of nearly 4,000 Isolation coaches with almost 64,000 beds to serve as Isolation Units.
As per States' demand, at present, 232 coaches have been handed over to various States for COVID care with a bed capacity of nearly 4,000 beds.
The NFR is committed to assist all States within its jurisdiction with the provision of COVID Care Coaches as and when a request is received from respective State governments to cope with the rising need of hospitalization owing to COVID-19 pandemic situations, stated a release.
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