350 passengers availed of Railways’ emergency medicare in 2017-18
In April this year, a special booth was set up to provide emergency medical assistance to the passengers 24-hours at Pune station
Pune: 350 passengers availed of the emergency medical facility offered by the Pune railway division in the year 2017-18.
According to the officials, “If a person develops medical emergency while traveling on the train or in station on the Pune division, then the ticket inspector deputed on the train will inform the station superintendent of the next station. The medical team at the station or railway hospital will get information from the control office. The team, if required, will treat the passenger during the journey or deboard the passenger from the train and treat at the station or refer to a nearby hospital.”
“In the last financial year, the Pune division has provided emergency medical service to 350 passengers in different stations of the division. Some passengers were provided medicines and some were suffering from high blood pressure. There were passengers who boarded from Mumbai and were going towards Chennai, who were provided medical service at Pune station. These patients were deboarded as they required better treatment and referred to a nearby hospital,” said Sanjay Kumar, acting spokesperson of the division.
In April this year, a special booth was set up to provide emergency medical assistance to the passengers 24-hours at Pune station.