New Delhi: The Indian Railways will provide life-saving equipment, medicines, injections, and oxygen cylinders at all stations and on all trains.
A total of 162 trains have been identified and provided with the new first-aid boxes, which contain around 58 different kinds of medicines, and first aid material.
The new equipment will include delivery kits, oxygen cylinders, laryngoscopes, catheters, syringes, tablets, splints, bandages of various sizes, ointments and oxygen defibrillators.
Along with the help of a doctor on-board, proper medical care will be administered to passengers. Selected long-distance trains will also carry the augmented first aid boxes.
A committee of AIIMS formed by the Supreme Court is looking into the issue of providing emergency care to passengers travelling on trains. The committee’s report has listed the equipment that the Railways needs to provide.
Until now, stations and trains would carry a first aid box, but it was of a basic nature.