In a bid to address the bed crunch in hospitals amid rising COVID-19 cases, the West Central Railways has deployed 20 isolation coaches at Bhopal station, which will become operational from Sunday.In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, 20 Covid Care Coaches have been arranged by the Indian Railways, which will have 320 beds. These coaches will start functioning fully from April 25.
An official of Bhopal division of West Central Railways confirmed that these coaches have been deployed at platform number-6 of Bhopal railway station.These are only isolation coaches and oxygen support system is not installed in them. COVID-19 patients who need oxygen support cannot be admitted in these coaches.
Madhya Pradesh on Friday reported 13,590 COVID-19 cases, which took the caseload in the state to 4,72,785 including 4,937 fatalities. Bhopal reported 1,753 fresh cases, pushing its infection count to 77,158, including 697 fatalities.