The India Railway on Monday informed that they deployed 2,670 covid care beds at nine railway stations across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
"Swiftly meeting the state governments' demand for the facility of Covid Care coaches during the current raging second spell of the Covid pandemic with its fleet of 4000 coaches (retrofitted as isolation units) with a capacity of 64,000 beds," the Railway Ministry statement said.
As per available data, the facilities registered a cumulative admission of 81 patients and a subsequent discharge of 22.
In Delhi, the Railways catered to the demand for 75 covid care coaches and, in Bhopal, 20 isolation coaches. "In Nandrubar (Maharashtra), 24 isolation coaches with a capacity of 292 beds have been deployed. This facility has registered 73 admissions till date. Of the 55 patients' admissions in the current Covid spell, 7 patients have been discharged. Four new admissions were recorded today. The Unit has 326 beds still available for Covid patients," the Ministry said. In UP, 50 coaches have been placed across five stations though the state did not request it.