The South Western Railway Zone has identified 216 beds in Hubballi, Bangalore and Mysore Railway Divisions for the isolation and treatment of coronavirus-suspect patients.
The decision has come after the Railway Board issued a directive to all railway zones to set up isolation wards and take other precautionary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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The wards created are at the Multi-Discipline Training Centre in Mysuru, the Diesel Training Centre in Hubballi, the Women Barracks of Railway Protection Force in Hubballi, the Supervisors Training Centre in Bangalore, the Divisional PWay Training Centre near Bengaluru Cantonment and the Indian Railway Institute for Disaster Management in Hejjala.
Along with this, separate clinics have also been opened for patients with fever and cough at the Central Hospital in Hubballi, Railway Hospital in Mysore and Railway Hospital in Bangalore.
Medical help is also being extended at platforms to passengers who are not feeling well. As a precautionary measure, biometric attendance has also been suspended for all railway employees.