Facilities Provided by Rail Hospitals – Questions raised in Lok Sabha
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 946
ANSWERED ON 27.07.2015
Facilities Provided by Rail Hospitals
946 . C.S. PUTTARAJU
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Railways have received several complaints/grievances against poor medical facilities provided at Railway Hospitals;
(b) if so, the details thereof during the last three years and the current year, State/zone-wise;
(c) whether advanced facilities for treatment of serious diseases are available in these hospitals;
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and
(e) the steps taken/being taken by Railways to modernize and equip the existing hospitals with advanced facilities?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)
(a) & (b): No, Madam. There are no complaints from Railway beneficiaries.
(c) & (d): Advance Medical facilities for treatment of serious diseases are available in some of the Zonal Railway Hospitals. However, for treatment of serious diseases where the facilities are not available in the Railway Hospitals, Private Hospitals are empanelled by the Railways for the treatment of Railway beneficiaries.
(e): Up-gradation of Railway Hospitals is an on-going process undertaken on the basis of condition of existing equipments/techniques, technological developments taking place in the medical science and availability of funds.
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