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Emergency rooms to come up at five rail stations

Railways on Saturday decided to put in place a quick response mechanism in five rail stations here to rescue any passenger after a person died in a recent mishap at Hazrat Nizamuddin terminal.

delhi Updated: Nov 19, 2011 22:53 IST

Railways on Saturday decided to put in place a quick response mechanism in five rail stations here to rescue any passenger after a person died in a recent mishap at Hazrat Nizamuddin terminal.

Northern Railway decided to set up Emergency Equipment Room (EER) at five major stations of Delhi — New Delhi, Old Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar Terminal and Delhi Sarai Rohilla. Key emergency numbers of nearby hospitals, including private ones, would be also displayed at the rail stations.

At a meeting chaired by general manager of the zone SK Budhalakoti, officials also decided to engage round-the-clock ambulance service at four major stations here.

The meeting came in the aftermath of the mishap at Nizamuddin station on November 17 when a passenger slipped while boarding a moving train and bled to death.

According to the decision, the emergency equipment rooms will be equipped with a stretcher, trolley for patients, gas cutter, first aid equipment, wheel chairs, towel, linen and other basic medical equipment.