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This is really the first time in the history that isolation wards in trains for rural and remote areas and manufacturing of ventilators in their factories are at the peak of the agenda for the Indian Railways as the govt plans for a long battle facing COVID-19.
Where the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala has been tasked the responsibility of turning LHB coaches in isolation wards the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai, the makers of Train 18 is trying to manufacture ventilators. During a video conference, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal with Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said the top brass to be made in the event of community spread of COVID-19 on Wednesday, that will need reinforcement of healthcare amenities all over India mainly in rural and remote areas.
This article first appeared on www.metrorailnews.in
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