DHUBRI: Lifeline Express of Impact India Foundation is fulfilling the critical medical need of Dhubri district at Gauripur Railway Station since January 18.
The hospital on wheels, equipped with all modern medical facilities including surgery, is India’s only and the world’s first hospital on the train. This is being run with the active support from the Indian Railways and is reaching out to the nooks and corners of the rural areas of the country sans medical facilities.
Talking to The Sentinel, Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Anant Lal Gyani, who inaugurated the health service by Lifeline Express, said that Dhubri district was one of the 117 inspirational districts in the country where people were in dire need of modern medical facilities.
“So camping at Gauripur Railway Station for over 20 days, it will be able to fulfill and cater to the critical medical needs of the people. So far in the last 10 days, many people availed the medical facilities,” Gyani said.
Secretary of Dhubri unit of Lions Club, Sanjay Kumar Sethia, who is actively rendering services for cataract operation in the Lifeline Express, said that since July 1991, the Lifeline Express had conducted 204 projects across 20 States and 1,46,046 surgeries were performed free of cost by experienced surgeons on board the Lifeline Express which has two modern and fully-equipped operation theatres.
“It is the 206th Lifeline Express camp being conducted at Gauripur Railway Station in Dhubri district from January 18 which will continue till February 8, 2020, with the full-fledged support of the Dhubri district administration,” said Sethia.
Till January 28, Lifeline Express has registered around 5,000 OPD with a majority of them getting there blood pressure and blood pressure screened.
“We have performed around 400 cataract surgeries, distributed nearly 1,500 spectacles and now we are screening ear ailments and diagnosis is being done. Already 1,000 patients got registered and all the services are being provided free of cost,” a source in Lifeline Express informed.