Inside photos of Indian Railways coaches turned into isolation wards for coronavirus patients
Indian Railwayshas turned its coaches into isolation wardsfor Covid-19 patients.
- The first prototype is ready and if approved by the Ministry of Railways, it will soon be followed by several others.
- Ten railway coaches per week will be converted into isolation wards.
Piyush Goyal, Minister for Railways and Commerce, shared the news on Twitter.
Preparing to Combat Coronavirus: In a novel initiative, Railways has converted train coaches into isolation wards f… https://t.co/6bJRdVXp59— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) 1585384225000
The country could soon see a shortage in the number of isolation wards and hospital beds, if the number of coronavirus positive cases continues to increase. India has 971 coronavirus cases, with 71 cured and 19 dead, as of March 28.
The first prototype is ready and if approved by the Ministry of Railways, it will soon be followed by several others. According to ANI, 10 railway coaches per week will be converted into isolation wards.
For the isolation ward, the middle berth in a compartment has been removed along with the ladders required to go to the upper berth.Advertisement
The bathroom and aisle areas too have been modified.
This is the first time in history that Indian Railways has suspended its trains, they had not stopped even during the World War.Advertisement
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