South Western Railway, across the three Divisions, has geared up to take on the challenge of the new wave of Covid-19. SWR has ensured the well-being of the Railway employees who are working 24x7x365 to keep the Supply chain of the nation intact.
Covid Care Centers have been established at Hubballi, Bengaluru, and Mysuru. At Central Hospital (CH) Hubballi, Divisional Railway Hospitals (DRH) Bengaluru & Mysuru 100, 149 and 74 beds have been earmarked for the treatment of Covid-19 patients.
Fever clinics are functioning round the clock and for the suspected cases, RAT & RT PCR tests are being conducted. Medicines to the patients are also being dispensed at Fever Clinics for those not requiring hospitalization.
All the ICU beds have been extended with the Ventilator support. As of now, there are around 300 active cases in SWR. These include the Employees, Family members, Retired staff, and their family members.
Arrangements of Medical Oxygen have been made at all three Hospitals. All three Hospitals are equipped with 500 Lpm PSA Oxygen Generator Plants and Beds are provided with piped Oxygen supply.
Further 2 tanks of 1 KL each at DRH Bengaluru have been commissioned and one 5 KL tanks at Central Railway Hospital, Hubballi will be commissioned by the end of January 2022.
The supply contracts of Oxygen re-filling of cylinders are in place. An adequate number of Oxygen Concentrators are also in place in these hospitals.
99.59% of the Railway staff have been vaccinated with the First dose and more than 97.04% of staff have been vaccinated with the second dose of the vaccine. Administering Precaution doses to Frontline workers is in progress.
Shri Sanjeev Kishore, General Manager of South Western Railway informed that the Medical Department of the SWR headed by Dr. Vilas Gunda is all geared up to tackle the present scenario.
He further stated that Railways is committed to ensuring the wheels of the nation going, for the convenience of the common man. He has appealed to the travelers to co-operate with Railways by following Covid Appropriate Behaviour during travel.