New Delhi: After inspecting 50 isolation coaches stationed at Shakur Basti Railway station on Wednesday, Delhi deputy CM Manish Sisodia expressed concern over relatively high temperatures inside the isolation coaches, saying this will make it problematic for the medical staff to work while wearing heavy PPE kits. Also Read - UP Police Makes Violators Write ‘Mask Lagana Hai’ 500 Times As Punishment If They Have Not Worn One
“We have been provided 50 coaches with 800 beds so far. I went to inspect these coaches… But soaring temperatures will make it problematic for our medical staff to operate while wearing heavy PPE kits,” Sisodia was quoted as saying in a statement. Also Read - Pune Lockdown News: Section 144 Imposed Across The City as 10-day Total Shutdown Begins Today, Tough Measures Till July 18
“We are trying our best to improve the infrastructure and to come up with a solution so that we can begin deploying staff and admitting patients in these isolation centres,” the deputy chief minister said. Also Read - Bengaluru Lockdown Extension: Flights, Trains Already Scheduled to Run as Usual Till July 22 | Check Details
Railway officials said, so far, 503 isolation coaches have been deployed at nine stations in Delhi, days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah made the announcement as part of measures to contain the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Here is a list
Anand Vihar: 267
Shakur Basti: 50
Sarai Rohilla: 50
Delhi Cantonment: 33
Adarsh Nagar: 30
Patel Nagar: 26
On Tuesday, the Covid-19 death in the national capital surged to 1,837 while 1,859 fresh cases took the tally in the city to over the 44,000-mark. The isolation coaches in Delhi are among the 960 converted coaches deployed in five different states in an effort to augment medical care facilities for Covid-19 patients.
(With PTI Inputs)