To deal with the Corona Virus outbreak, Indian Railways is taking various steps for the containment of the spread of Corona Virus outbreak. In this direction, Western Railway is also taking all possible efforts to contain the spread of this deadly and life threatening disease.
According to press release issued by WR CPRO Ravinder Bhakar, 75 beds have been designated in isolation wards at all Divisions and Central Hospitals including a dedicated ward of 30 beds for clinically suspected cases at Jagjivan Ram Hospital at Mumbai Central. Zonal control room of W. Rly has been set up at Jagjivan Ram Hospital at Mumbai Central with contact numbers 022- 23080755, 022-67643200, 022-67643300 and the Whatsapp number of Medical Officer for Zone and JRH is – 9004490560.
The staff and Doctors manning these isolation wards have been provided personal protection gears, masks and gloves with adequate sanitizers for infection control. Isolation wards and high contact surfaces are being sanitized regularly with disinfectants. Hospital staffs are also being trained to deal with these cases.
Western Railway has also made arrangements for Quarantine facilities all over the Western Zone with a capacity of 1005 beds. In order to spread awareness on corona, educative posters on Dos & DONTs has been displayed at prominent locations across all station premises & inside trains, audio and video clips are being played through the Central announcements on Public Address System as well as LED & TV screens. Health inspectors are conducting awareness in Railway colonies, offices and stations to reduce the panic and lectures to inculcate personal hygiene for prevention of virus were also delivered in each railway colony, stations, health units, lobbies and hospitals and many people were educated and their fear was reduced.
A dedicated helpline has been set up at Jagjivan Ram Hospital which is being operated 24 x 7. The list of all nodal officers of Railways and respective state representatives of major stations have been circulated to all concerned for better coordination in case of suspected case testing, admission, further treatment and quarantine.
Arrangements are made in Divisional Hospital vadodara for prevention of Corona virus. Nodal officer Dr K. Kumar(MD chest ) is nominated along with the staff for special ward. 6 Bedded islolation ward is prepared with beds at 2 meter distance, All doctors and staff given training for self protection and handing of suspected patients, 50 K 95 masks are procured along with 3000 three ply mask are available in Hospital. Disposable 25 gowns and 25 hoods are available at the hospital and 75 are ordered. Infrared thermometer gun 2 purchased will receive by monday, Gloves 4000 available, 3000 pairs more ordered. Sterillium 100 bottles along with sufficient cleaning material are available at the hospital. 100 Posters and 2000 leaflets are printed and provided at various places and all health units. HI/CHI/ are doing awareness in Rly Colonies and stations, List of nodal officer of all major stations is prepared and is available at stations, Video and audio clip being played on stations.
Quarantine Services and Venue arrangements for Corona Management near to Divisional Railway Hospital, Pratapanagar. Vadodara.
1. Dormitory Rooms Beds: 20
2. ORH 11 rooms 11 beds.
Near to Health Unit, Vadodara Yard
1. Training Institute, BRCY: 200 beds
2. RPF Barrack: 40 beds
Total Beds for quarantine services: 271
Above mentioned all facilities are planned and designed for Corona patient management without hampering Railway Health Services, Vadodara Division. No other infrastcture needed, having all basics facilities of light, water, beds, and medicaly also manageable without additional staff also.