Nagpur: It seems that travelling during summers that too in train is nothing but full of hassle and inconvenience. Atleast the figures are showing the same trend. As per the data of Nagpur railways, as many as 262 passengers got ill during their journey on train, from April 1 to May 8. Among these, 197 patients asked for the ‘doctor’s call’ in April and 65 in the month of May. However, these were patients were treated through a service called ‘Doctor call’. Noted that 138, is a railway’s help line number, wherein a patient can directly contact to the control room and ask for doctor’s help. Or else the patient can even inform the Ticket Collector (TC) or Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE).
Noted that 262 reported patients were treated at Nagpur railway station. Among them, majority of the travellers had gastro problems, dehydration, sun stroke and other health issues which are prevalent in summers. It is worth mentioning here that the ill patients have been provided the first aid at Nagpur station, after the initiative taken by Sub station manager officer.
As per the norms, whenever a patient calls to the control room for medical help, he/she is given the service at a nearby upcoming railway station. The control room passes the information about the ill passenger to the upcoming railway station which the train is going to reach next. As the train reaches the station, the patient is treated first and foremost. However, if any person’s health get deteriorated during this, they are reffered to Mayo.