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Medical booth inaugurated at Central Railway station

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Mangaluru: The much-awaited facility of ‘medical booth’ was formally inaugurated at Mangaluru Central Railway station by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, on Sunday, December 23.

As the medical booth would provide service round the clock, Mangaluru Central Railway station has become the first railway station in coastal Karnataka, providing the facility of medical booth. After inaugurating the medical booth Nalin Kumar Kateel said,” though there was some issues regarding cleanliness, toilet facilities among others in railway station, all measures have been taken to ensure no such problems crop up”, he said.

“In order to make Mangaluru Central Railway station, a world class railway station, development works at the cost of Rs 75 crore is under progress. Various demands of people will be fulfilled on priority basis”, Nalin added.

How does it work?

The medical booth will be run by the city based Unity Hospital. Two paramedical staff would be available in the medical booth round the clock to provide first aid treatment. After the treatment, the patient party can go to any hospital, which they like for further treatment. After the first aid treatment for the patient, the staff would send the patient to a nearby hospital for further treatment through their ambulance. However, the medical booth would not charge for their service.

Unity Hospital chairman Habeeb Rahman, South Railway area officer Sridhar, Mangaluru Central railway station manager Ram Kumar, deputy station manager Kishan Kumar, assistant divisional engineer Gopichandan among others were present.

Medical booth inaugurated at Central Railway station
Medical booth inaugurated at Central Railway station
Medical booth inaugurated at Central Railway station

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