Medical Care Facility in Superfast Trains
Indian Railways has a system of rendering First Aid to any passenger in need. All Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains are equipped with Augmented First Aid Boxes. The Augmented First Aid Box contains wide range of medicines and disposable medical material. Front line railway staff in trains is trained to provide necessary first aid. In addition, services of doctors travelling as passengers are also utilized. Trains make unscheduled halts, if necessary, at the station en-route in emergencies. Railway doctors are available on call at major stations. All the Station Masters have details of doctors, clinics & hospitals, both Government and Private, in the vicinity of the station, so that their services could also be availed, if needed.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.