India on Friday recorded over 2 lakh Covid cases in the last 24 hours. India has recorded two lakh Covid cases for two consecutive days. Keeping in view the growing number of Covid cases across the country, the Indian Railways, which has prepared over 4,000 coaches as isolation wards for patients, has provided 20 coaches to Maharashtra’s Nandurbar district.
While responding to a question about the number of train coaches deployed as Covid-19 care isolation coach, Railways Board Chairman and CEO Suneet Sharma said, “Last year we prepared 4,000 isolation coaches for Covid-19 patients. And till date, we have provided 20 coaches in Nandurbar district in Maharashtra.” He said that Nandurbar has demanded 100 isolation ward coaches from the railways and in the coming days more coaches will be provided.
The Indian Railways had last year converted over 4,000 coaches as isolation wards for Covid-19 patients with proper facilities for the medical team and the infected persons. These coaches have been placed at several stations across the country. Sharma said that last year the railways had provided over 800 isolation ward coaches to the Delhi, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh governments.
When asked about the extra rush seen at several stations in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat, and other parts of the country, the Chairman assured that the national transporter is keeping a close watch on the situation.