Jamshedpur, March 17: Tatanagar railway station has geared up its entire machinery in a big way to take comprehensive measures on the prevention of Corona COVID 19 virus infection. Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal has directed the Railway Board to ensure that adequate prevention measures are put in place across the Indian Railway system. Several banners and posters have come up at the railway station to educate passengers.
Officials of Tatanagar railway station informed that the situation is being constantly monitored and coordinated at all levels. Desks have been set up all over the railway system and the staff has been sensitized and educated about the subject. The collaboration and coordination with the concerned health authorities are also being ensured.
Information, Education, & Communication (IEC) material (posters and pamphlets) regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) are being prominently displayed for awareness of the general public in local language at railway stations and in trains and are also being distributed to patients visiting hospitals and in Railway colonies. Audio and video clips are being played at railway stations to spread awareness. Public announcements are being made at stations.
In railway hospitals, persons with fever are being separated from other patients. Separate counter/ward with specific signage for fever cases has been established. The medical staff has been deployed in such areas as having proper protective gear.
The medical staff has been advised that if any patient of Coronavirus disease is suspected or reported in any of the Railway Hospital/Health Unit in Zone/PU, the same may be informed to Railway Board and local health authorities immediately. Control rooms and Telephone helplines have been set up at all Railway hospitals.
Among other measures, disinfectants are being sprayed on the exterior and interiors of all the coaches/EMUs/MEMUs of the primary maintenance trains. Audio announcement and videos are played on regular basis to create awareness about precautionary measures against COVID-19.
As part of these initiatives and in view of the advisory from Railway Board, the supply of woolen blankets to AC coach passengers has been withdrawn. Pillows, Pillow covers and bed sheets will continue to be supplied.