UTTAR PRADESH (Metro Rail News): The railway ministry said that Uttar Pradesh govt started utilising train coaches as isolation wards for 59 suspected patients in Mau.
Indian Railways has begun implementing care to corona patients referred for admission in COVID coaches deployed in many states. On June 20, 2020, 42 suspected patients were admitted in isolation coaches deployed at Mau Junction in Varanasi division and 17 cases were admitted on June 21, 2020.
Eight patients have already been released, as per the official statement. Indian Railways is set to offer almost 5,231 isolation coaches to the states. Zonal railways have turned these coaches as lockdown facilities.
The coaches can be utilised for quite mild cases that can be clinically indicated to the COVID care centres according to the guidelines issued through the health ministry. Train coaches have been changed into isolation wards.
In which, 503 isolation coaches have been deployed in Delhi, twenty in Andhra Pradesh, sixty in Telangana, 372 in UP and 5 in Madhya Pradesh.
Earlier, Indian railways have used almost 960 isolation coaches over 5 states in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Madhya Pradesh to facilities in the country.