Northern Railway sets up Isolation coaches as Covid Care Centres at Anand Vihar Terminal and Shakurbasti

The Northern Railway is providing 75 isolation coaches equivalent to 1200 beds as Covid Care Centres.

New Delhi: The Northern Railway on Sunday  announced to provide 75 isolation coaches equivalent to 1200 beds as Covid Care Centres  at Anand Vihar Terminal and Shakurbasti.

General manager, the  Northern Railways,  Ashutosh Gangal,  in a press conference held here on Sunday  through video conferencing, informed that waging a relentless war against the pandemic that has caused so much tragedy around the world, the Northern Railway is leading from the front in extending a helping hand by providing additional healthcare facility to the people of Delhi NCR.

The Northern Railway on demand of the state government  is providing 75 isolation coaches equivalent to 1200 beds as Covid Care Centres at Anand Vihar Terminal and Shakurbasti, he added.

50 fully operational Covid Care Coaches (with a patient carrying capacity of 800 persons) have been placed at Shakurbasti Railway Station for mild corona patients.

In addition to it, 25 Covid Care Coaches with a patient carrying capacity of 400 will be placed at Anand Vihar station by Monday. Further isolation coaches will be placed as and when requirement arises.

All these stations have good infrastructure for maintaining these coaches and also proper approach roads for movement of ambulances.

 

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