Central Railway unveils India’s first air-conditioned rail ambulance
Posted on:13 Mar 2017 09:51:18
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13 March 2017 Current Affairs: Central Railway zone of Indian Railway unveiled India’s first air-conditioned rail ambulance on 9 March 2017. The four-coach air conditioned ambulance will be station at Kaylan (Maharashtra) and has been made by modifying AC coaches used for passenger services.
The idea for this rail ambulance came after the Diva-Sawantwadi train got derailed in Raigad district of Maharashtra in May 2014.
This rail ambulance which has been designed at the rail workshop at Matunga in Mumbai, can carry and treat 50 patients at one time. It will prove beneficial as it can carry accident victims to hospital in a short time. It also has an in house operation theatre to carry out minor surgeries and provide immediate relief.
When not in use for accident purpose the rail ambulance will also be used for providing medical facilities in large congregations.
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