Passengers at Tambaram railway station now have a new medical facility to bank on. A free emergency centre with a 24/7 ambulance facility and a trained medical team is set to be permanently stationed at the station to serve more than 50,000 passengers who use the station every day.
The emergency centre, which was inaugurated by Dr Krishna Kumar, HOD, Institute of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery, Global Health City, will focus on providing immediate emergency care to the passengers and help take critical cases to the nearest hospital.
Speaking on the occasion Dr K Pruthvinath, director – Global Hospitals Group India, said, “We feel very honoured to be part of such a noble cause. With the new ‘Emergency Medical Centre’ we would like to facilitate sick patients on the move and make their travel more comfortable. The Emergency Medical Centre will benefit numerous passengers and we are privileged to present a state-of-the-art emergency centre in Tambaram Railway station.”
Chennai, which has been termed India’s tourism capital, remains the gateway to the South and more specifically to various tourist destinations in Tamil Nadu and to all mofussil areas surrounding the city The centre takes into account the health of those affected by frequent climatic changes and natural calamities while on the move. Within the space allotted in the station, which has six platforms to handle about 156 local trains and over 25 long distance trains, the Free Emergency Medical Centre will have a nursing station, treatment area, examination area & dressing room. The centre will be equipped with life-saving equipment and essential medicines to stabilise the patient prior to moving to a hospital for further care and will be serviced by well qualified doctors.