Odisha Train Crash: Expert Doctors From Delhi To Treat Critically Injured, Says Minister

Bhubaneswar: Expert doctors from different premier hospitals in New Delhi have reached Odisha with modern equipment and medicines to assist in the treatment of those injured in the triple train tragedy in Balasore district.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, who arrived in Bhubaneswar this morning, said more than 1,000 people were injured in the accident and their treatment is underway.

Stating that over 100 patients need critical care, he said expert doctors from Delhi AIIMS, Lady Hardinge Hospital and RML Hospital along with modern equipment and medicines have reached here. “We had a detailed discussion and a working plan has also been prepared,” the Minister said.

Soon after his arrival here, Mandaviya visited AIIMS Bhubaneswar where the bodies of those killed in the train mishap were preserved.

The Health Minister took a review meeting with senior doctors and officials of AIIMS, Bhubaneswar. He discussed about the procedures regarding embalming of bodies and handing over to family members of the deceased.

Thereafter, the Minister visited the Capital hospital to ascertain the condition of the injured patients. He held discussion with senior doctors to know about the arrangements made for the treatment of patients.

The Minister said that a detailed review of the patients’ condition and the hospitals they are admitted and what kind of treatment is required and how the experts’ team can assist was done.

“A working plan has been chalked out for providing advanced treatment so that we can save precious lives,” he said.

The three-way train accident, involving Coromandel Express, SMVP-Howrah Superfast and a foods train at Bahanaga in Balasore district on Friday has claimed the lives of at least 275 people.

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