Guwahati: World’s first and India’s only hospital train “Lifeline Express” (Jeevan Rekha Train) is currently stationed in Badarpur in Assam and is treating patients free of cost.
The hospital train has state-of-art technical equipment and a team of doctors. It is also equipped with two modern operation theatres, five operating tables and other necessary facilities consisting of seven coaches.
The hospital-on-wheels was set up in July 16, 1991, which is running throughout the length and breadth of India.
During its three-decades of journey, the train has camped at different parts of the country and served millions of poor with doorstep treatment.
The Lifeline Express is a joint initiative of impact India Foundation and the Indian Railways, is the first of its kind in the world.
Notably, the Lifeline Express provides treatment mainly to those who come from far-flung and remote areas under the government’s flagship programme.
Taking to Twitter, Ministry of Railways informed about the train. they wrote: “India’s only and the World’s first hospital train: “The Lifeline Express” train is presently stationed at the Badarpur stn in Lumding Div. of NFR in Assam serving patients free of cost The train is equipped with 2 modern operation theatres,5 operating tables & other facilities.”
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