Facilities for Patients in Trains
All passenger carrying trains are provided with First Aid Boxes containing essential drugs and dressing materials. In addition, Augmented First Aid Boxes with wide range of medicines, disposable medical material, etc. have been provided with the Train Superintendents of Rajdhani/ Shatabdi Express trains and Guards of other nominated trains. The front line staff deployed on trains is trained in rendering First Aid. Trains can also make unscheduled halts, if necessary, at the stations en-route in emergencies. The Station Masters have details of doctors, clinics & hospitals, both Government and Private, in the vicinity of the station, so that their services could also be availed, in emergencies.
Railway grants 50 to 100 % fare concession to Cancer, Thalassemia, Heart, Kidney, Haemophilia and T.B/Lupas Vulgaris patients alongwith their escort in reserved coaches of trains. Further, 50 to 75 % fare concession is granted to patients suffering from Non-infectious Leprosy, Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sickle Cell Anemia and Aplastic Anemia for self travelling in reserved coaches of trains. 50% fare concession in monthly season ticket (MST) and Quarterly Season Ticket is also granted to Ostomy patients. more
So there should be a doctor tie up arrangement from some hospital near to the Railway station and he must be called to attend the patient immediately from train itself.
Here I took the person to the hospital and doctor declared he was brought dead and I am under litigation from the relatives of the deceased. more
Let there be a public private partnership . more
Many patients are there who need life saving devices which don't run with 110V available in trains. Provision in express trains for supply of higher voltage must be there so that such patients can travel comfortably.
My son is such a patient who needs a Bipap machine for breathing support. But that machine doesn't run in trains nowadays. 4 yrs back it was working.
Pl do something so that we can travel together. He is fond of travelling, but we are unable to go long distance as he needs Bipap support at regular intervals of 6/7 yrs and its a must when he sleeps.
Thanking you. more