SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
PASSENGERS TREATED AT HOWRAH STATION AFTER REPORTING SICKNESS
Kolkata, 26th June, 2019:
As per telephonic message received from on duty Ticket Checking staff of 22898 Digha – Howrah Kandari Express, 6(six) passengers among a group of 20 passengers travelling by the said train on 25thJune, 2019 needed prompt medical attention on arrival at Howrah for severe stomach problems with vomiting. Accordingly, Railway doctors were made available at Howrah and one ambulance was kept ready at the New Complex.
The train No.22898 Digha-Howrah Kandari Express arrived on platform No.18 and the combined team of South Eastern Railway and Eastern Railway attended the passengers on Coach No.D/2 with battery cars and porters. The sick passengers were brought to the office of the Station Manager, Howrah (South) where they were attended to by a team of three railway doctors including Chief Medical Superintendant of Orthopaedic Hospital, Howrah. The doctors were present at Howrah Station before the arrival of the train.
6 (six) passengers who were sick were attended by the doctors. Three of the six passengers were advised to be hospitalised by the doctors. However, the passengers concerned declined to take further medical assistance at hospital by putting in declaration.
These six passengers deposed that they had consumed food cooked by them at Digha before boarding the train and had not taken any food from the train. They expressed their satisfaction and appreciation of the service and attention given to them by the railways at Howrah Station. They requested to be released and allowed to proceed to their residence.
The sick passengers were sent to their residence by a vehicle arranged by Railways and escorted by their own family members.