India’s only and the World’s first hospital train
The Lifeline Express, or Jeevan Rekha Express, is a hospital train which started running on 16 July 1991.
The Lifeline Express train is presently stationed at the Badarpur station in Lumding Div. of NFR in Assam
The train was made in collaboration between the Impact India Foundation (IIF), Indian Railways (IR) and the Health Ministry.
Patients from across the country are treated free of cost on the train
The Lifeline Express has made a health impact both, in India and around the world where it has inspired similar initiatives.
The train is equipped with 2 modern operation theatres, 5 operating tables & other facilities
The special train provides treatment to patients across the country, mainly those who come from far-flung and remote areas under the government’s flagship programme.
The train is upgraded from time to time as technology advances
The Railway Ministry recently took to Twitter and shared a few pictures of the hospital train which is equipped with world-class modern medical facilities.