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Indian Railways turn coaches into isolation wards amid coronavirus outbreak

Chanda said a non-AC sleeper coach is already converted into an isolation ward for probable patients suffering from coronavirus.

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In a unique endeavour, the Indian railways has started work to convert train coaches into isolation wards to deal with rush of COVID-19 patients, railway official said on Saturday.
"Out of the 17 railway zones in India, the Railway Board has asked Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) and the Northearn Railway to modify train coaches into isolation wards on experimental basis to deal with patients of novel coronavirus," the NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Subhanan Chanda told IANS.
He said such a plan can help the government and all other authorities to be well-prepared to meet any emergency.
"To start with, the NFR is

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First Published: Mar 28 2020 | 9:50 PM IST

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