NF railway adopts strategy to boost fight against COVID-19:

NF-railway adopts strategy to fight against COVID19.

Guwahati, April 22: Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has adopted a six-pronged strategy to boost fight against COVID-19 besides running goods and parcel train services to ensure uninterrupted and seamless supply of goods and essential commodities during the lockdown.

The NF-railway adopts strategy to fight against COVID19 and so has modified 315 passenger coaches as isolation coaches thereby providing about 2500 isolation beds.

It has earmarked 170 isolation beds in existing Railway Hospitals besides arranging for about 800-bed quarantine facilities.

The NFR has produced more than 2500 liters of hand sanitizer and nearly 76000 reusable face masks for use by its on-duty staff.

Masks are being made by staff working from their respective home at various locations.

NFR is also making PPEs for its doctors and paramedic staff. To date 407 PPE coveralls have been made.

NFR is making all-out efforts to ensure that there is no shortage of essential commodities during the nationwide lockdown and during this period more than 450 rakes have been in various parts of NE.

NFR is also operating Parcel Express trains as per fixed time table timings towards Agartala (Tripura), Dibrugarh (Assam), Dimapur (Nagaland), and Mendipathar (Meghalaya), etc., to ensure transportation of essential goods in small quantity.

The workshops and sheds in NFR are making innovative hands free washbasins for use of staff at workplaces and repairing/ making hospital beds, side tables, hospital trolleys, etc. as per requirement to prepare itself in the fight against COVID-19.