The Jodhpur Division of North-Western Railway zone in Rajasthan has converted 150 train coaches into isolation wards for COVID-19 patients due to shortage of beds amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the city.
Gopal Sharma, Public Relations Officer of Jodhpur Railway Division, said: “Jodhpur Railway division has prepared 150 isolation coaches for northwestern railway zone of which 50 are for Jodhpur. We have modified the coaches according to a standard design.”
The Indian Railways has been modifying coaches into quarantine and isolation coaches to augment the quarantine facilities in the country.
The coaches are equipped with necessary medical facilities such as oxygen cylinders, blankets, medical supplies and sterilized berths.