Mumbai – You must have heard about the term ‘Green Corridor’. It is a passage managed by the hospital and traffic police for speedy delivery of an organ for translation from one city to another by using the road. Now, this work can also be done by using another means of transport - railway. The Central Railway has made a ‘rail ambulance’ but the CR needs co-operation from the state government to fulfill all conditions of the launch of this much-needed facility for the public.
The CR officials have said that the first rail ambulance of India is being made and it is being shifted to Lonavala from Mumbai on Thursday for a health camp. CR officials including additional general manager A K Shrivastav, divisional railway manager Ravindra Goyal, chief PRO Narendra Patil and others were present in a press conference held in this connection.
This rail ambulance is used when a severe accident takes place on the tracks. It is also used for the health camps organised along the CR stations. Now, this train can also be used for transporting the organs for transplantation at hospitals. The ambulance has four air conditioned coaches, 400-500 beds, small operation theatre and various instruments to conduct a slew of medical tests. The CR had given the shape to this rail ambulance during the Kumbhmela held at Nashik a year ago. This rail ambulance has provided services to patients in Solapur, Nagpur, Bhusawal divisions.
It is being observed that a huge government machinery is put in place to transport the organs for transplantation through the Green Corridor. If this rail ambulance is used in an emergency case, it could become a simple task, said CR chief PRO Narendra Patil.