Indian Railways has already established an impressive list of records. Adding one more milestone to this list, Indian Railways has created history by making a special train. According to the Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways has made the world’s first hospital train. According to the Indian Railways, this hospital-train has been named ‘Lifeline’ Express. This train has various facilities similar to a hospital. The Railway Ministry also shared several photos of the hospital-train via the Twitter platform.
The primary purpose of this train is to provide medical assistance to remote and inaccessible areas. It is one of a kind multi-speciality hospital bundled in a train. This train has all medical facilities necessary for treating a critical patient.
Significantly, Lifeline Express provides free-of-cost treatment to patients. The train is loaded with advanced technical facilities. The hospital train is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and a team of doctors in which all the facilities are available including 2 modern operation theatres and 5 generic operating tables.
Apart from this, the train has facilities including a medical staff room. The Lifeline Express train is parked at the Badarpur train depot in Assam.
This train has been formed in association with Impact India Foundation of Indian Railways. This special train consists of seven compartments. The Lifeline Express will pass through different parts of India. In the era of the COVID-19 pandemic, this initiative is considered to be the most effective.
In the middle of the COVID-19 crisis, the Indian Railways has made numerous strong arrangements for the protection of passengers. The arrangements consist of several installations including automatic ticket checking machines at the railway stations. As the COVID-19 continues to place challenges, the railway is gearing up to become hi-tech with several modern machines, including medical assistant robots.