New Delhi: Because the nation is battling the scourge of the present second wave of Covid, the Ministry of Railways is deploying a no-holds barred method by re-mobilising its initiative of Covid Care Isolation Coaches, already devised in the course of the preliminary wave of Covid 19 with add-on conveniences. As a measure of preparedness, Covid Care coaches have been readied to function extra well being care facility for isolation of Covid sufferers with gentle signs. These coaches have now been moreover fitted with conveniences viz. coolers, jute-mats to cater to the present scorching climate situations.
On this regard, the State Govts have been suggested on the Modalities& Commonplace Working Process (SOP) in place and the supply of Covid care coaches. Practically 4000 Covid Care Coaches with 64000 beds, have positioned at varied railway stations within the nation, a few of which have already served the isolation wants of sufferers within the first wave of Covid. The place of isolation coaches within the high- covid-afflicted zones are as beneath:
In Delhi, 50 coaches (with 800 beds) are deployed at Shakurbasti station (4 sufferers are at the moment admitted & 25 coaches (with 400 beds) are made obtainable at Anand Vihar Terminal. At Nandurbar (Maharashtra), 21 coaches (with 378 beds) are positioned and at the moment 55 sufferers are admitted at this facility. At Bhopal station, 20 coaches have been positioned. 50 Coaches have been readied for deployment in Punjab and 20 coaches positioned for deployment in Jabalpur.
On demand of State Governments, these isolation centres will cater to wants of sufferers with gentle and reasonable signs (as directed to those amenities by State Well being Authorities). The Railways takes all efforts to offer catering preparations to those sufferers and keep hygiene in these coaches. The State Governments’ utilisation of the Isolation Coaches can be made obtainable by means of updates occasionally.