Mumbai suburban railway authorities are setting up 73 Emergency Medical Rooms (EMRs) in one go on platforms. These rooms will specifically be for providing the crucial golden-hour treatment to stabilise rail accident victims before sending them to hospitals, reports Mid-Day.
Of the 73 rooms, 47 will come up in Central Railway (CR), on Main as well as Harbour line stations, including Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), and 26 will be on Western Railway (WR).
“There are EMRs at 10 WR stations right now, and they have proved very helpful... Timely medical assistance to accident victims definitely reduces the number of deaths, and also provides relief to injured passengers," a WR spokesperson was quoted saying.
Bombay High Court earlier in an order asked the railways to set MRs at all stations on the CR and WR in a phased manner following a PIL in March by rail activist Samir Zaveri.
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