Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday (May 5) informed that the Ministry of Railways has offered 150 train coaches equipped with oxygen cylinders to be used as COVID Care Centre.
Taking to Twitter, Sarma wrote, “In a booster dose of sorts, Ministry of Railways has offered us, 150 coaches, to be used as part of COVID care centre. These shall be equipped with oxygen cylinders. Visited Guwahati railway station to review it.”
He also expressed his gratefulness to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for the initiative.
“Grateful to PM Narendra Modi and Piyush Goyal,” he added.
The Indian Railways has earlier also provided coaches with beds to various states to be used as health and isolation centres.
At present, there are 28,060 active COVID-19 cases in Assam. The state has recorded 4,475 new cases and 41 COVID-19 related deaths on Tuesday.