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Delhi Metro promises free medical aid to commuters

delhi Updated: Dec 01, 2011 01:46 IST
Subhendu Ray

There’s no need to worry if you are unwell while travelling in a Metro train as you will get free medical assistance Metro stations. Besides, if your condition deteriorates to the extent that you need to see a doctor immediately, that too will be taken care of.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), along with renowned hospitals, is in the process of opening mini hospitals on select heavy footfall stations. These hospital counters will be equipped to provide all the services that an emergency unit of a hospital does.

To start with, the DMRC has tied-up with the Max Hospital, which has recently opened its kiosks at two stations —Kashmere Gate and Central Secretariat.

It is now looking at the feedback the two kiosks at Delhi Metro’s biggest inter-change stations generate and is working out logistics to make similar arrangements at other important stations. “We are in the process of surveying and finalising the list of other stations where such arrangements would give relief to commuters,” said a DMRC spokesperson.

These hospital kiosks provide ambulance services too, so that in case of an emergency a commuter can be shifted to a hospital without delay.

The Central Secretariat kiosk caters to the requirements of the busiest Rajiv Chowk Metro station, he said. “We are in talks with some hospitals for setting up such counters at some more stations,” he added.

Besides, the DMRC has deployed trained staff to provide first-aid to patients at each station.

The staff at Metro stations have liaison with the nearest hospitals to handle a case of medical emergency.