Emergency Care at Railway Station

BANGALORE: If you feel giddy or sick at a railway station or in a train, you can rush to the emergency medical centre on the platform itself. The City railway station boasts of a medical centre now that won’t just give you primary first aid, but also screen you for fever or vomiting.

It also has tele-medicine facility: in case you have symptoms of a heart disease, you can consult cardiologists at Narayana Hrudayalaya. The centre will have ECG and blood sugar-testing facilities and if a person needs immediate hospitalization, he can be taken to the railway’s hospital.

“When a person suddenly complains of chest pain, it’s important to know whether it is from acidity or heart disease. This is where telemedicine can play a role. They can directly speak to our experts,” explained administrative officer (telemedicine), Narayana Hrudayalaya, Dr Vijay Singh.

The medical centre has been set up by the Bangalore division of South Western Railway in association with Narayana Hrudayalaya  Continue reading