Aimed at enhancing passenger amenities in railway stations, South Western Railway’s (SWR) Hubli division has allotted space for medical kiosks at five places. Also Read - Karnataka Congress Workers Protest in Hubli Over Cancellation of Tipu Jayanti Celebration
“In a busy life, finding time for a health check-up is difficult. Many times we all postpone it. Now with medical kiosks at stations, passengers can check their health during waiting time,” said SWR General Manager AK Singh in a statement. Also Read - Hubli-Dharwad: A Quick Guide to Karnataka's Twin City
Space for medical kiosks has been allotted at Dharwad, Belagavi, Vasco Da Gama, Ballari and Hosapet railway stations. Also Read - IESA aims to create Rs 1,000 cr biz, 1 mn jobs from startups in 5 yrs
The health check-up service, costing up to Rs 100 is also expected to augment non-fare revenue generation at the five railway stations
Initially, a single medical kiosk was installed at Hubli station in January which received a good public response.
Named Pulse Active Station and equipped with Internet of Things (IoT), the medical kiosks generate reports on 21 body parametres and risk indicators for lifestyle diseases.
The body parametres include height, weight, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), pulse rate, body fat percentage, mineral count and others.
Lifestyle disease indicators include diabetes, osteoarthritis, cardiac issues and others.
SWR was created combining the reorganized Hubli division from South Central Railway (SCR) with Bengaluru and Mysuru divisions of Southern Railway.
In operation since April 1, 2003, SWR is headquartered in Hubli.