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Uttarbanga Exp: উত্তরের আত্মার আত্মীয় - Avinaba Bose

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Mar 26 (02:13) Turn train coaches into isolation wards, says builder (www.newindianexpress.com)
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KOCHI: In the wake of increasing numbers of Covid-19 positive cases across the country, many are coming up with innovative ideas to tackle the medical emergency diligently. According to Asset Homes managing director Sunil Kumar V, more than 1,000 isolation beds can be made using the coaches of Indian Railway. “We have 12,617 trains with 23-30 coaches in our country. We can easily convert them into ‘mobile hospitals’ with facilities like consultation rooms, medical store, ICU and pantry.
Each train can accommodate at least 1,000 beds. Using the 7,500+ railway stations, the patients can be admitted to the trains,” he said. With a 1.3 billion population, even if 10 per cent of the public get infected, the country will require around 10 crore beds.
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The firm has submitted the proposal to Prime Minister and disaster management officials.

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Mar 26 (20:51)
Next train from SWR~   6518 blog posts   414 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Agree to your point people come first, if no people who will use trains. Better to convert few trains into hospitals. I had a doubt that which will get convert quickly into hospital like normal passenger coaches where sleepers has to be removed to accommodate one bed per coupe, or coaches like Parcel Vans, or Freight train rakes like BCNA, BCNHL, Containers with AC and ventilator fitted and making them as isolated wards.

  
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Mar 26 (21:46)
kedarc68   568 blog posts
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Even before 2017, CR had an ambulance on wheels that would go to remote areas and stay for a few days so that patients in surrounding areas could avail medical care. So railways (if wish) could convert its AC sleeper rakes into ICUs with little modifications.
Only problem would be taking stretchers inside coaches to their beds (berths). But those who can use wheelchairs can easily be accommodated. All pit lines have water. Pantries as makeshift clinics could have water purifiers installed. The pit lines also have limited access, so more convenient than platforms. AC ducts could carry oxygen (with little modification) to each bay ventilators. HOG loco at the far end could supply electricity.

  
Mar 26 (23:00)
constitutionrea~   549 blog posts
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Plan on the way to execution /blog/post/4602702

  
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Mar 27 (17:50)
Next train from SWR~   6518 blog posts   414 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Yes really helpful in remote areas, where there is shortage of hospitals and beds.

  
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Mar 30 (23:34)
ahm33966~   3382 blog posts
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Many doctors are now raising questions on government on how can car manufacturers manufacture a most critical medical equipment like ventilators. Where the big companies in world that manufacture Ventilators currently take 3 to 4 months to manufacture and test 1 no ventilators the most critical medical equipment then how can a car manufacturer manufacture so thousands of ventilators in 1 month..... Doctors r saying these r just gimik and nothing else and doctors say who will take responsibility if patients die because of these kind of ventilators when put in service. Government must think seriously whats doctors are saying about it as this is fight against Corona virus, a little fault can cause havoc in India.
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