GUWAHATI, March 10 - Amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Northeast Frontier Railway has set up 1,100 beds with isolation wards in eight railway hospitals under the NFR Zone to combat the deadly virus. Altogether 20,000 beds with isolation wards have been kept ready in Indian Railways across the country.
�Nearly 100 beds have been set up in Central Hospital, Maligaon. If needed, we will set up more beds in places like railway rest houses, RPF barrack and other railway accommodations. Mobile or WhatsApp numbers of the doctors have been released for any information related to the virus,� a source in the NF Railway said.
Moreover, railway helpline numbers especially for information related to COVID-19 have also been launched.
The Railways is taking massive efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
�Coronavirus-related display and announcements have been frequently made as part of the sensitisation programme in different railway stations, including Guwahati Railway Station and Maligaon, among others. We are strictly monitoring the foreigners at major railway stations and if we do come across any suspected case we will go ahead and quarantine them. A team of doctors have been assigned at the Guwahati Railway Station as well,� he added.
He urged the public not to pay any attention to rumours. There is no positive case of COVID-19 in the State till now, he stated.