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News Entry# 288897
Dec 17 2016 (10:23)  ‘Prompt medical aid will help general railway commuters with health problems’ (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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NAVI MUMBAI: Apart from train-related accident cases, passengers in the 40-50 age group also suffer from various health problems which require immediate medical help. The number of such cases has risen this year, revealed a study of cases that require medical attention at Vashi railway station.
The general category of commuters reportedly fall sick due to heart-related problems, said station master, Sudarshan Khurana. People who have heart ailments also tend to develop blood pressure problems and stress due to arguments while travelling or other causes, he added.
"The 24x7 free ambulance services (108)
has been a great help, but soon patients will be provided with free medical aid at emergency medical room (EMR), with doctors in attendance,'' said Khurana.
Numbers reveal train-related accidents and general category totalled 29 and 40 cases respectively till November this year. So far there has been an increase of 7 cases in the general category while an equal number of drop in the train-related accident cases, compared to 2015, with still a month to go before the final total for this year.
The Vashi EMR is under construction and the tender has also been awarded. It is expected to be functional in a few months.
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