Kalyan sta­tion gets Trauma cen­tre to treat ac­ci­dent vic­tims

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Sa­jana Nam­biar sa­jana.nam­biar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Kalyan rail­way sta­tion, which sees 6 lakh pas­sen­gers ev­ery day, did not have treat­ment fa­cil­ity for ac­ci­dent vic­tims all these years. The sta­tion, which saw 467 ac­ci­dents last year, got its first trauma cen­tre on Wed­nes­day.

Now, ac­ci­dents vic­tims will at least be treated in the golden hour. The trauma cen­tre on the sta­tion premises has a para­medic and five staffers from a pri­vate hos­pi­tal in Dom­bivli. It has fa­cil­i­ties to treat ac­ci­dent cases, OPD, pathol­ogy and phar­macy.

Kalyan rail­way sta­tion has recorded the track deaths and in­juries on the Cen­tral Rail­way. Till 2012, Kurla rail­way sta­tion had the high­est with 889 cases.

How­ever, since 2013 Kalyan rail­way sta­tion has been record­ing the high­est cases.

“Com­muters, es­pe­cially with heart ail­ments, who fall sick dur­ing their jour­ney in trains can get treated at the cen­tre,” said Shrikant Shinde, mem­ber of Par­lia­ment from Kalyan, who in­au­gu­rated the cen­tre.

Till now, ac­ci­dent vic­tims were taken to Kalyan civic hos­pi­tal, which is around a kilo­me­tre from the rail­way sta­tion. “Many ac­ci­dents vic­tims do not get med­i­cal help on time. The med­i­cal cen­tre will save lives,” said an of­fi­cial from Kalyan rail­way sta­tion, who did not wish to be named.

Pas­sen­gers’ as­so­ci­a­tion mem­bers had been de­mand­ing for med­i­cal aid and am­bu­lance fa­cil­i­ties at the rail­way sta­tion for a long time.

“Med­i­cal fa­cil­ity is a must at ev­ery rail­way sta­tion. We will ap­proach the rail­way au­thor­i­ties de­mand­ing fa­cil­i­ties at sta­tions such as Dom­bivli, Thakurli, Vit­thal­wadi and Am­ber­nath,” said Nand­ku­mar Desh­mukh, pres­i­dent of Upana­gariya Rail­way Pravasi Ma­hasangh.

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