Hospital train Lifeline Express arriving in Latur on June 15


Hospital train Lifeline Express arriving in Latur on June 15

The Lifeline Express, touted to be the world’s first hospital-train that provides medical aid and relief to patients living in far-flung and inaccessible areas, is arriving in Maharashtra next week.

The train, started in 1991, is a flagship project of the Impact India Foundation, an NGO, and the Indian Railways. Since then, it has travelled across the country, providing medical aid to poor patients.

It will be stationed for nearly three wekks in Latur district, around 480km from here in central Maharashtra, from June 15, the Central Railway (CR) has said.

“We are happy to inform you that our association with Impact India Foundation has been coming through long and successful way and in this sequence the Lifeline Express, run by the Foundation, is once again ready to offer its services to the needy people,” D K Sharma, General Manager, CR, told reporters yesterday. Read More

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