The Central Railway has decided to provide emergency medical at a few railway stations and that too at nominal charge of Rupee 1. The initiative was started from Ghatkopar railway station on Wednesday.
Lakhs of people commute through local trains, aptly considered as the Lifeline of Mumbai. Due to heavy rush, many mishaps take place on railway stations and tracks. Some passengers even succumb to their injuries received in such mishaps. Taking this into consideration, the CR authorities have signed a contract with a private organisation to provide emergency medical services to passengers at railway station. Under this initiative, chief medical officer Dr Rahul Ghule started this drive at Ghatkopar railway station. This facility would also be provided at Dadar, Kurla, Mulund and Wadala railway stations, informed CR officials.
The hospital at railway station would be having MBBS and MD doctors to provide their services to the patients. This service would also be extended on 19 stations of the Central and Harbour Lines and around 100 patients would be treated in these hospitals every day. The hospitals would also have blood testing facilities as well as medicine shops.