Palghar to receive 23 rail coaches to treat Covid patients


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While Palghar had sought AC coaches that could accommodate around 2,000 patients, the Railways has said that it will be sending 23 non-AC coaches for now, with coolers installed, which can accommodate over 400 patients.

Railway authorities set up isolation coaches for Covid-19 patients, in Bhopal on Sunday. (PTI)

Responding to a request by the Palghar collector, the Western Railway has said that it will send 23 coaches to the district for management of Covid-19 patients. While Palghar had sought AC coaches that could accommodate around 2,000 patients, the Railways has said that it will be sending 23 non-AC coaches for now, with coolers installed, which can accommodate over 400 patients. Each coach can accommodate 18 patients, it said. A Western Railway official said the department will send more coaches as soon as these 23 coaches are fully utilised in Palghar.



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