Medical Facilities being provided to Passengers by Indian Railway – Loksabha Q and A

Medical Facilities being provided to Passengers by Indian Railway – Loksabha Q and A

Medical Facilities being provided to Passengers by Indian Railway – Loksabha Q and A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.662
TO BE ANSWERED ON 20.07.2022

MEDICAL FACILITIES TO PASSENGERS

†662. SHRI SHANKAR LALWANI:
DR. BHARATIBEN DHIRUBHAI SHIYAL:

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:

(a) the steps taken/likely to be taken by the Railways for providing first aid and prompt medical aid to the passengers during the journey;

(b) the facilities being provided by the Railways at present;

(c) whether the said facilities are available at all the railway stations;

(d) if so, the details thereof; and

(e) if not, the steps being taken/likely to be taken to extend these facilities?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI ASHWINI VAISHNAW)

(a) to (e): The need and extent of providing medical facilities at Railway stations and in trains was examined by Hon’ble Supreme Court. In compliance of the orders, a committee of experts was constituted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. As recommended by Committee of experts, instructions have been issued to provide a Medical Box containing life saving medicines, equipments, oxygen cylinder, etc. at all Railway stations and passenger carrying trains. At some Railway Stations Emergency Medical Room (EMR) have been provided.

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Front line staff i.e. Train Ticket Examiner, Train Superintendents, Assistant Station Master, etc. are trained in rendering First Aid. Regular refresher courses are conducted for such staff. List of near-by hospitals and doctors along with their contact numbers is available at all Railway Stations.

Ambulance services of Railways, State Government/Private Hospitals and ambulance service providers are utilized to transport the injured sick passengers to the hospitals/doctor’s clinics.

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