New Delhi: Indian Railways is ensuring seamless transportation of medical items on priority during the nationwide lock down due to COVID-19. Indian Railways continues to deliver medicines, masks, hospital items and other medical commodities through its timetabled parcel services to strengthen Government’s efforts in managing the challenges and adverse impact of corona virus in the country.
As on 18.04.2020, Indian Railways has transported 1150 Tonnes medical items in various parts of the country. The zone wise details of transportation of medical goods are as under:
|S. No.||Zone||Weight (Tonnes)|
|2||South East Central Railway||15.10|
|3||East Central Railway||1.28|
|4||North Eastern Railway||2.88|
|5||East Coast Railway||1.06|
|6||South Central Railway||47.22|
|8||North Central Railway||74.32|
|9||West Central Railway||27.17|
|10||South Eastern Railway||2.82|
|11||South Western Railway||12.10|
|13||North East Frontier Railway||2.16|
|14||North Western Railway||8.22|
Indian Railways is touching human lives during the hour of crisis. Recently, for an autistic child, skimmed camel milk was transported by a Parcel Train from Ajmer to Mumbai when the parents resorted for help on social media platform. Similarly, another autistic child in Ajmer suffering from serious ailments, had his stock of medicines run out, his relatives approached Railway officials and medicines were transported by a parcel train from Ahmedabad to Ajmer.