Dimapur, May 2: At the request of Nagaland Government, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has deployed 10 COVID Care Isolation Coaches at Dimapur Railway Station.
A press release from NFR on Sunday informed that each coach would come equipped with 16 beds and all necessary hygienic arrangements and medical facilities like provision of oxygen cylinders.
According to NFR, Chief Secretary J Alam had on May 1 written to the Chairman and CEO of Railway Board Suneet Sharma with a request to provide 10 COVID Care Coaches at Dimapur Railway Station to cope with the surging number of COVID positive cases in Nagaland.
“Northeast Frontier Railway has placed 10 COVID Care Coaches in line number 3 of the Dimapur station today with necessary basic arrangements like proper signage, pathways, ramps, electricity, etc. A reception desk will also be provided by the Railways which will be manned by State Health Department officials to keep records of admitted and discharged patients. Senior railway officials at HQ and at Lumding division are in touch with Nagaland Govt officials to provide all necessary help. SOP for proper co-ordination between State Govt and Railways will be followed upon,” it stated. (Page News Service)