Shramik trains, operated by Indian railways to help migrants reach their hometowns with little fuss, have been a great hit
Bengaluru: Shramik trains, operated by Indian railways to help migrants reach their hometowns with little fuss, have been a great hit.
Till now, the railways has run as many as 4,450 trains.
Railways said that 250 trains were run till May 26 on an average and that on June 3, 171 trains were requested by states
From June 4 to June 14, 222 trains have been run, Railways said.
"On 14 June we have written to states again if they wish to request more trains to transport migrant labourers," Railways further said.
"The isolation beds have to be linked to a hospital in that area. They also need to make sure there is a ambulance attached which can take patients to the nearest hospitals according to symptoms,” railways further said.
Meanwhile, Union home minister Amit Shah paid a visit to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital this evening.
Much before this, the Union home minister chaired an all-party meet to discuss the issue of skyrocketing coronavirus pandemic cases in New Delhi.
The hospital was in the news as several videos showed a lack of empathy by the doctors. Videos also showed corpses of patients lying on the floor while the elderly were being neglected.
In fact, even the top court took note of the abysmal state of affairs in the national capital and pulled up the Delhi government.
It noted that patients had to be treated with dignity and the “horrific and horrendous” situation in the national capital had to stop.
Last Updated Jun 15, 2020, 6:20 PM IST