Indian Railways Covid 19 ALERT! MASSIVE capacity enhancement to install oxygen plants - EXTRA MILE EFFORT
In a major boost to fight against Covid 19, Indian Railways is all set to equip all its covid hospitals with Oxygen Plants. The
In a major boost to fight against Covid 19, Indian Railways is all set to equip all its covid hospitals with Oxygen Plants. The national transporter in a statement on Tuesday said that it is working on massive capacity enhancement and all 86 Railway hospitals across India will be equipped with oxygen plants. "4 Oxygen plants are functional, 52 are sanctioned and 30 under various stages of processing," the Ministry of Railways said.
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"Indian Railways is leaving no stone unturned in the fight against Covid 19. On one hand, Railways is moving Oxygen Expresses swiftly with loaded oxygen to different parts, at the same, it is continuing with the movement of passenger and freight traffic. Also, Railways has geared up its in-house medical facilities, " it further said.
The railways has delegated General Managers further powers, up to Rs 2 crores in each case for sanctioning Oxygen Generation plants.
It has also increased number of beds for Covid treatment from 2539 to 6972. The ICU Beds in Covid hospitals have been increased from 273 to 573 and Invasive ventilators have have been increased from 62 to 296. It is also making efforts to add critical medical equipment like BIPAP machines, Oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders etc in Railway hospitals. Railways have also issued instructions that Covid affected employees may be admitted to empanelled hospitals on referral basis as per need.
This massive capacity enhancement in Railway Hospitals would usher in better infrastructure to handle medical emergencies.
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