The Indian Railways has converted train coaches into isolation wards in its preparation to fight against coronavirus pandemic.
As per reports, the railways are ready to create three lakh patient care beds, if need arises in future.
North Central Railway (NCR) General Manager Rajiv Chaudhary informed the media that the authorities have converted a coach at the coaching depot in New Delhi into isolation wards after consulting medical professionals.
“A sleeper coach of a train is being converted and improvised into isolation wards for patients suffering from Covid-19. Such a plan can help us be well-prepared to meet any emergency,” he said.
Besides, all railway divisions have identified a ward or building for setting up isolation beds for Covid-19 patients.
Likewise, Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is working out a plan to serve meals in different parts of the country and hospitals if the need arises.