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Now doctors to be present on board Durontos

Now doctors to be present on board Durontos

New Delhi, Feb 12 (PTI) Taking passenger services a step ahead in Duronto non-stop trains, Railways have decided to post medicos on board in each of these trains, along with one general duty medical officer and one paramedical staff.

The service will be launched on a pilot scale for a period of one year during which the trains will also be equipped with medical equipment to attend to passengers falling ill, said a source in the Railways.

Railways have already informed different zones in this regard, he said, adding the services will come free of cost.

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier hinted at launching medical service on board trains taking into considerations several cases that require immediate medical assistance.

Railways have already created a database of medicos and hospitals that fall on railway routes.

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