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First aid at stations for Metro users

delhi Updated: Jun 14, 2010 01:33 IST
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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) would provide preliminary medical aid to the commuters who fall sick while travelling by Metro. If needed, the DMRC will also arrange ambulances for the ailing commuters.

Healthy stops

Rajiv Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Qutub Minar, Kashmere Gate, Rithala, Patel Chowk, R.K. Ashram, Chandni Chowk, Netaji Subhas Place, Model Town, Pitampura, Akshardham, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Jangpura, Pragati Maidan, Indraprastha, Tughlaqabad, AIIMS, INA, Hauz Khas, Anand Vihar, Vishwavidyalaya.

The DMRC will set up special first aid kiosks at main Metro stations during the Commonwealth Games to provide prompt medical services to the Metro commuters.

"We have shortlisted 23 Metro stations which are expected to have a high footfall during the Commonwealth Games. The kiosks will be set up at these stations. Each station will have a four-member team, trained in administering first-aid," said DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal.

The DMRC has tied up with St. John Ambulance Brigade, a charitable organisation. Besides first aid, other basic medical facilities such as medicines and checking of blood pressure will also be provided, said a DMRC official. "While the first aid professionals will be from the St. John Ambulance Brigade, the medicines and other related equipment will be provided by the DMRC," said Dayal.

Ambulances will be stationed at some strategic locations from where they can be rushed to the Metro stations in cases of emergency, said an official.

The customer relation associates of the DMRC, posted at every Metro station, are also being given first aid training.

The station staff has also been given a list of the hospitals near their stations where unwell commuters can be taken.