- Title: Train of medicine brings essentials to Himalayan regions in Kashmir
- Date: 10th April 2020
- Summary: JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (APRIL 10, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) TRAIN ENGINE PASSING PARCEL VAN RAILWAY OFFICIALS RECORDING STOCK BROUGHT ON TRAIN RAIL WORKERS UNLOADING PARCELS FROM TRAIN PACKAGE CONTAINING ESSENTIALS PACKAGES BEING UNLOADED FROM TRAIN RAIL WORKERS CARRYING PACKAGES PACKAGES LYING ON PLATFORM RAIL WORKERS CARRYING A PACKAGE (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) INDIAN RAILWAY OFFICIAL, VIJAY KUMAR, SAYING: "This train has come from Delhi and has been delivering items to Ambala, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Panipat, and Jammu is the last station. We have unloaded the medicines and other items to these places. This train will run regularly till April 16th. Most of the items here are for J&K (Jammu and Kashmir) because this place is generally difficult to reach. (REPORTER ASKING: What else are you delivering apart from medicines?) Apart from medicines, we are delivering sanitizers, masks, and other personal protective equipment." RAILWAY OFFICIALS STANDING WITH MEDICINAL PACKAGES BROUGHT BY TRAIN
- Keywords: India Indian Railways Jammu and Kashmir coronavirus essential equipment medical supply medicine train
- Reuters ID: LVA001C8WQO27
- Location: JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: JAMMU, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Duration: 00:01:38
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Story Text: Indian Railways deployed a regular train to the farthest, one of the most difficult regions in the country, to deliver medicines and other personal protective equipment for health workers fighting the coronavirus.
The train reached Jammu city of northern Jammu and Kashmir territory on Friday (April 10), where railway workers unloaded the medicinal packages.
The train also dropped off some essentials to farm states of Punjab and Haryana on their way to Jammu.
India with 5,709 active cases and 199 deaths is doing a little better during the 21-day lockdown in the country, as compared to most western nations.
However, the poor medical infrastructure cover in rural areas, especially treacherous mountainous regions, would present a difficult situation for controlling the pandemic.
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