Railways to modify coaches for housing the quarantined
These modified coaches will be able to accommodate up to 320,000 beds for isolation or quarantine needs, an official statement said on Tuesday
Work on modifying an initial 5,000 coaches across 16 railway zones has begun. A single coach will be able to accommodate as many as 16 patients
The Indian Railways is working on a war footing to modify as many as 20,000 train coaches into patient isolation wards to bolster the country’s limited healthcare infrastructure amid the rapid spread of covid-19.