Tinsukia Railway Division converted 60 railway coaches into isolation wards
TINSUKIA: The Tinsukia Railway Division of NFR has converted 60 railway coaches into isolation wards to meet increasing demand. This is preparedness on the part of the Railways to combat the COVID-19 as supplement to the hospital facilities in case of larger outbreak of the disease, said Ashish Sharma, DRM Tinsukia, adding that 30 coaches were being converted in New Dibrugarh (Banipur) Railway station, the rest 30 in Dibrugarh Workshop. It is non-AC sleeper coaches that are being converted with total facelift so as to suit medical beds, informed TK Maity Senior Divisional Engineer (Mechanical). These 60 coaches having eight cabins can accommodate 480 patients with one patient in each cabin and one cabin exclusively for medical staff in each coach, said Maity.