As we know that train journeys are full of experiences, than just a mode of transportation. India’s luxury trains take this experience to a whole new level and take you back in kings and royalty. However, the pandemic has turned a lot of these luxuries into necessities. Many properties were converted to makeshift hospitals and quarantine centres overnight. For instance, the West Bengal government had already stationed trains as quarantine centre. But did you know Indian Railways had also introduced the World’s first and India’s only hospital train?
The Indian Ministry of Railways Shared Pictures On Social Media
The Indian Ministry of Railways took to social media and shared few pictures of India’s only hospital train called the ‘Lifeline Express’ currently stationed in Badarpur, Assam. The hospital train comes as a great help for patients who live in the country’s remote areas and cannot reach the cities for treatment. Delhi’s Rajiv Gandhi Hospital To Have First COVID-19 Vaccine Storage Facility In City.
The Hospital Train Has Two Operation Theatres
The hospital train Lifeline Express is also known as the Jeevan Rekha Express and was set up in 1991. It has been equipped with all the necessary facilities, including two modern operation theatres and five operating tables.
The Hospital Train Is Treating Patients For Free
The hospital train which is currently stationed in Badarpur station in Assam and the hospital train is treating patients free of cost. The hospital train treats patients across the country, mainly from far-flung and remote areas under the government’s flagship programme.