With COVID-19 cases increasing in different parts of the country, the states have requested the Indian Railways to allot COVID-19 isolation coaches to treat patients. The railways on Thursday received request from Uttar Pradesh and Telangana governments for COVID-19 isolation coaches.
The Uttar Pradesh had finalised 24 stations while Telangana has asked for coaches to be stationed in 3 locations- Secunderabad, Kachiguda and Adilabad.
The Delhi Government was the first to seek COVID-19 coaches. A rake, comprising 10 coaches, stationed at 1 Shakurbasti Railway Station in national capital to treat patients.
The COVID-19 coaches can be used for very mild cases that can be clinically assigned to the COVID-19 Care centers as per guidelines issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
These coaches can be used in areas where State has exhausted the facilities and needs to augment capacities for isolation of both suspect and confirmed COVID-19 cases.