Added on : 2020-03-29 07:19:19
The Indian Railways has converted a sleeper coach into a prototype isolation unit for Covid-19 patients. To start with, nearly 10 coaches will be converted into isolation units by each zonal railway every week.
Railways is looking at an option of ramping this up in case of a need in short notice. The health directorate of railways has also issued instructions to the zones to engage retired doctors at divisional, production units and at headquarters level for different hospitals for one month as per local requirement.