Maharashtra is now facing the worst Covid crisis in India, where they are also facing shortage of hospital beds and also scarcity of medicine due to black marketing. Now, in an effort Western Railway has made available 21 isolation coaches for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in Nandurbar district of Maharashtra on Monday.
Out of 128 isolation coaches in Mumbai division, 21 coaches have been given to the Maharashtra government for use in Nandurbar district. Nandurbar collector had asked Western Railway to provide such coaches. These coaches were provided from Surat. At a time 16 patients can be treated in an isolation coach. These coaches will provide help for the treatment of patients in the event of a shortage of beds in hospitals.
Previously also Western Railway has converted 386 coaches of outstation trains into isolation coaches with some minor changes.
Western Railway said that it can also provide isolation coaches in a short notice of 24 hours if state governments register such a demand.
But there lies one problem that these stationary isolation coaches could become very hot in the summer, especially in the afternoon.