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5 railway stations get medical rooms, ambulances

NEW DELHI: It may have taken a tragedy to jolt the Northern Railway out of its slumber, but now passengers can expect basic medical facilities at railway stations during an emergency. Medical rooms at all five major railway stations have finally become operational from Thursday. 

The development comes after the November 23 incident at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station when a 36-year-old trader died after been trapped between the platform and a train for over 85 minutes. At New Delhi Station, the medical room has come up at platform number 16. 

At the other four stations - Old Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar and Sarai Rohilla - passengers can find the rooms on platform number one. Earlier, S K Budhalakoti, GM (Northern Railway) had instructed all divisions that a medical room with the necessary equipment be set up at all major stations. Among other decisions, all stations will boast of a 24-hour ambulance service. And over 200 railway personnel will be taught how to deal with all forms of medical emergencies. 

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