Indian Railways coaches can now house 40,000 Covid-19 patients

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The Indian Railways has transformed as many as 2,500 coaches into isolation wards for Covid-19 patients, as per the ministry on Monday. The coaches have a combined capacity of at least 40,000 beds.’In times of lockdown, when manpower resources are minimum and have to be rationalised and rotated, different zones of Railways have almost done an unbelievable task of so many conversions in such a small span of time,’.

The ministry said that an average of 375 coaches are being transformed into isolation wards in a day.”The work is being carried out at 133 locations in the country,’Each coach can house 10 patients in separate basin of the non-AC coaches that have undergone a number of changes.

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