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In fighting against Covid-19, Railways deploys 2,500 doctors

Apr 09, 2020 18:34 IST

The Indian Railways has deployed more than 2,500 doctors and 35,000 paramedical staff to counter the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The union health ministry said on Thursday that Railways' chain of 586 health units, 45 sub-divisional hospitals, 56 divisional hospitals, eight production unit hospitals and 16 zonal hospitals are dedicating their significant facilities to fight Covid-19. In order to prepare 80,000 isolation beds, Indian Railways is converting 5,000 coaches into isolation units, of which 3,250 have been converted.

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