Central and Western Railway employees donate blood

To curb the spread of coronavirus, 130 Central and Western Railway employees donated blood to Jagjivanram Hospital in Mumbai.

Central and Western Railway employees donate blood

Many people have lost their lives due to the outbreak of coronavirus in Mumbai as well as in the state. As the vaccine is not yet released in the country, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has urged all the citizens to wear a mask. He also said wearing a mask for the next six months is mandatory.

Central and Western Railway employees have taken initiative to donate blood to COVID-19 patients. So far, 130 railway employees of Railway Security Force (RPF) have donated blood to Jagjivanram Hospital in Mumbai. During the lockdown, the lifeline of Mumbai, local train was also closed and started operating from June to carry only employees engaged in essential services.

During the course of time, many employees of Railway Security Force, Motorman, Loco Pilot, Car Shed tested positive. In some case, even the family members to these employees also tested positive. 

Many employees who were infected and completely recovered from the disease took the initiative and decided to donate their plasma to help others who are fighting from this disease. As many as 130 employees have donated their blood to Railway's Jagjivanram Hospital and from this 260 people have benefited. More than 50 per cent of the blood donors are Railway Security Force personnel. In August 2020, 33 employees had donated blood and this time around the number of donors has increased. Even Women personnel participated in this initiative.

Meanwhile, in the wake of a new strain of COVID-19 spreading rapidly in the UK, on Monday, December 21 Maharashtra government announced a night curfew in municipal corporation areas from December 22 to January 5 as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of contagious disease.

As per the state government directives, the curfew will remain in effect between 11 pm to 6 am till January 5 in the financial capital. BMC also issued a set of guidelines for the passengers arriving in Mumbai from Europe and Middle East countries. Under this, passengers arriving from these countries will have to spend 7-10 days in an institutional quarantine after arriving in Mumbai. Furthermore, there is a flight ban from all flight originating from and to Mumbai starting Dec 22 11:59 pm.

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