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 - No Vaccination at Civic, Govt Centres in Mumbai Today Due to Shortage of Doses: BMC
“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 - Breaking News LIVE: 6 TMC MPs Suspended From Rajya Sabha For Today Over 'Disorderly' Behaviour
“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 - Odisha: Bhubaneshwar Claims to be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19
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)