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Long-distance trains to have medical coupes
May 04, 2005 14:35 IST
The Rajasthan high court on Wednesday directed the Union government and the Railway Board to provide a coupe with trained medical personnel in all long-distance trains.
The court said the order must be implemented in 60 days.
A division bench comprising Justice Shiv Kumar Sharma and Justice Karni Singh Rathore ordered that a team of one medical officer, a male nurse and an attendant travel in all long-distance trains.
It was disposing of a public interest petition praying for suitable medical facilities at railway stations.
The court asked the Union government and Railway Board to ensure that each zonal railway kept a coupe of four berths equipped with oxygen cylinders, life-saving drugs and trained medical staff at standby for emergencies.
The court also directed Doordarshan (National) and All India Radio to create awareness about these facilities.